The reason behind this statement is that our dam is now officially full.
We had a heavy storm early this morning and the runoff everywhere around here was amazing. We had a river of about 2 inches flowing through my side of our shed. Hopefully nothing of importance got wet. Mick has been out digging trenches this afternoon.
Remember the photo of our jetty from Sunday here, well it is now below water.
When Mick built the jetty it was to the same level as the spillway of the dam. However, over the last decade quite a bit of grass has grown in the spillway, so it is banking the water up a bit more.
I didn’t go across the causeway on the way to work or back, but Mick came home that way late this morning. There has been some serious flow down the creek. (This is a creek that rises very fast, but also drops relatively quickly.) This photo was taken mid afternoon from the opposite side of the creek from my photos here and here and the water had gone down quite a lot from this morning.
My heart goes out to the people in much worse conditions than ours. On the scheme of things we haven’t received much rain today, only just over an inch in a very sharp storm. Looking at the radar some areas have had really heavy rain all day and last night. I hope it all ends soon.
PS. We haven’t caught any yabbies in the trap. At Bookworm’s suggestion we moved it shallower water, and after a couple of day changed the bait, but not a nibble. We may not have any yabbies in the dam. Oh well, it was a bit of fun anyway.