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#1459463 - 27/03/2018 20:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Crystal Valley Offline
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Registered: 22/01/2013
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Loc: Woopen Creek
Would have to be the first time I have hoped for more rain at Woopen Creek, just need a further 15mm for March to give us 1500mm for the Month. Do not ask me why!
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#1459482 - 27/03/2018 21:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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Registered: 08/08/2012
Posts: 2187
Loc: Mareeba
Coolest March so far by 2.1c. That has been lovely!!!
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#1459483 - 27/03/2018 22:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Crystal Valley]
Brett Guy Offline
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Registered: 05/10/2010
Posts: 5159
Loc: Bently Park, Cairns
Originally Posted By: Crystal Valley
Would have to be the first time I have hoped for more rain at Woopen Creek, just need a further 15mm for March to give us 1500mm for the Month. Do not ask me why!


I think you will make it.

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#1459484 - 27/03/2018 22:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: dormant]
cold@28 Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2011
Posts: 3036
Loc: Chillagoe
Originally Posted By: dormant
Is there anyone who wants more rain?

Yes, us at Chillagoe. On water restrictions since October last year. The run of bad wets out here has depleted the water table. (I won't mention anything about the mine.)

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#1459498 - 28/03/2018 02:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
marakai Offline
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Registered: 05/01/2006
Posts: 2270
Loc: Maryfarms NQ
Maybe upgrade the Bores that are the Town's water supply then, Last I heard only one of them was running properly. Water supply is nearly always a failure to plan rather than any other circumstance. Chillagoe until not too long ago was drinking water contaminated by Arsenic which wasn't a result of mining if I recall correctly ? Cairns itself has had no new water supply added since Copperlode back in the 1970's and what has the population and international visitor numbers done since then ?
Not having a go at you at all C@28, it's just one of my pet bugs where we in this part of the planet have to suffer continual limitations on the usage of water, when for at least a part of the year the stuff falls from the sky in comparatively quite large amounts on an annual basis and yet in this day and age we have large population centers like Cains and Townsville continually emplace water restrictions on ratepayers due to a lack of foresight on City Planners and Councils. The same ones that are all to willing to welcome larger populations and industry arrive, yet continually fail to address the impact that such growth has upon infrastructure such as Water supply and Roads. Anyone living on the Northern Beaches of Cairns over the last 20 years know's what I am on about there with the daily congestion around Smithfeild and Caravonica roundabouts every morning and arvo.
What do they do about water supply while the population doubles ? Pass laws that all new housing needs to have a water tank, charge Farmers for the water that falls on their land that runs into a dam.
Sorry for the rant, I better go before I get really worked up...

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#1459502 - 28/03/2018 06:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Ronfishes Offline
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Registered: 25/02/2013
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Loc: Gordonvale
A measly 20mm this morning.
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#1459503 - 28/03/2018 06:36 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
WANDJINA G'vale Offline
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Registered: 22/03/2006
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Loc: Gordonvale - Qld
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
A measly 20mm this morning.


That's absolutely terrible RF, drought conditions ............ smile
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#1459506 - 28/03/2018 08:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
slipperyfish Offline
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Registered: 28/11/2011
Posts: 1470
Loc: South Mission Beach QLD
55mm overnight. Still lightly raining.

Solid falls around Tully and Bulgun again last night.

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#1459511 - 28/03/2018 08:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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Registered: 08/08/2012
Posts: 2187
Loc: Mareeba
6.4mm here which takes me to 241.4mm for the event. Only 22.2mm needed to hit 1000mm YTD crazy

EDIT: Would be awesome to get another 17.4mm to crack 500mm MTD


Edited by Simmo FNQ (28/03/2018 08:38)
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#1459520 - 28/03/2018 09:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
cold@28 Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2011
Posts: 3036
Loc: Chillagoe
Originally Posted By: marakai
Maybe upgrade the Bores that are the Town's water supply then, Last I heard only one of them was running properly. Water supply is nearly always a failure to plan rather than any other circumstance. Chillagoe until not too long ago was drinking water contaminated by Arsenic which wasn't a result of mining if I recall correctly ? Cairns itself has had no new water supply added since Copperlode back in the 1970's and what has the population and international visitor numbers done since then ?
Not having a go at you at all C@28, it's just one of my pet bugs where we in this part of the planet have to suffer continual limitations on the usage of water, when for at least a part of the year the stuff falls from the sky in comparatively quite large amounts on an annual basis and yet in this day and age we have large population centers like Cains and Townsville continually emplace water restrictions on ratepayers due to a lack of foresight on City Planners and Councils. The same ones that are all to willing to welcome larger populations and industry arrive, yet continually fail to address the impact that such growth has upon infrastructure such as Water supply and Roads. Anyone living on the Northern Beaches of Cairns over the last 20 years know's what I am on about there with the daily congestion around Smithfeild and Caravonica roundabouts every morning and arvo.
What do they do about water supply while the population doubles ? Pass laws that all new housing needs to have a water tank, charge Farmers for the water that falls on their land that runs into a dam.
Sorry for the rant, I better go before I get really worked up...


Always appreciate a good rant marakai.:D Add regional and remote communications and internet to that....

As far as I understand, one of the 2 bores was switched off because of the water table being low (or depleted). Need to double check. And the second bore is an addition in the last 4 or 5 years. Almaden doesn't have town water at all due to the high content of arsenic there.

Agree re compulsory water tanks. I have 10,000L rain water but regulations say it all goes down the toilet and washing machine....don't start me on that.

I've seen the north side problems and extremely grateful I'm driving the opposite direction!

Dare I say it here, I reckon we need a separate northern state or two.

Edit: Oops....how could I forget to mention the 11mm rain we got yesterday afternoon. Bright sunny day today.


Edited by cold@28 (28/03/2018 09:12)

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#1459525 - 28/03/2018 09:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
156mm at Bilyana to 8:30am.

The road just South of our turnoff is cut, as the creek behind our property has gone over the bridge at the highway.. looking more likely I won't get there for Easter.

Just passed 1200mm for the month, that's triple the March average and beats the old March record by 320 mm.
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#1459526 - 28/03/2018 09:45 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: scott12]
Blair Trewin Offline
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Registered: 13/07/2001
Posts: 3983
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Still think South Johnstone's January 1981 effort of 2414mm in 11 days will take some beating.



Blair..is that 11 wet days over the whole month or in one 11 day period..?...either way its utter madness..


One 11-day period. 100+ on 10 of the 11 days, and 80-odd on the other one.

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#1459534 - 28/03/2018 10:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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Registered: 08/08/2012
Posts: 2187
Loc: Mareeba
River down to about 2m higher than the norm. Second pic I have zoomed in the the trees because you can see the water mark on the trucks



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#1459535 - 28/03/2018 11:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
WANDJINA G'vale Offline
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Registered: 22/03/2006
Posts: 2525
Loc: Gordonvale - Qld
Originally Posted By: Raindammit
156mm at Bilyana to 8:30am.

The road just South of our turnoff is cut, as the creek behind our property has gone over the bridge at the highway.. looking more likely I won't get there for Easter.

Just passed 1200mm for the month, that's triple the March average and beats the old March record by 320 mm.


I wonder how many days before the Bruce Highway is open in its entirety?
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#1459536 - 28/03/2018 11:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Blair Trewin]
scott12 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2015
Posts: 1231
Loc: maadi Tully area
Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Still think South Johnstone's January 1981 effort of 2414mm in 11 days will take some beating.



Blair..is that 11 wet days over the whole month or in one 11 day period..?...either way its utter madness..


One 11-day period. 100+ on 10 of the 11 days, and 80-odd on the other one.


Holy crap...and no mobile phones or internet to figure out what the hell was going on...

So would that be due to a stalled monsoon trough to the north..?...there were no coral sea cyclone that month..

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#1459537 - 28/03/2018 11:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: WANDJINA G'vale]
ol mate Offline
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Registered: 27/03/2010
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Loc: Ingham, North Qld
Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Originally Posted By: Raindammit
156mm at Bilyana to 8:30am.

The road just South of our turnoff is cut, as the creek behind our property has gone over the bridge at the highway.. looking more likely I won't get there for Easter.

Just passed 1200mm for the month, that's triple the March average and beats the old March record by 320 mm.


I wonder how many days before the Bruce Highway is open in its entirety?


it'll be a while. Cattle Ck sth of Ingham has come up again overnight and now the Herbert is on the way up. This certainly will put a dampener on peoples easter travel plans.
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#1459538 - 28/03/2018 11:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: ol mate]
WANDJINA G'vale Offline
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Registered: 22/03/2006
Posts: 2525
Loc: Gordonvale - Qld
Originally Posted By: ol mate
Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Originally Posted By: Raindammit
156mm at Bilyana to 8:30am.

The road just South of our turnoff is cut, as the creek behind our property has gone over the bridge at the highway.. looking more likely I won't get there for Easter.

Just passed 1200mm for the month, that's triple the March average and beats the old March record by 320 mm.


I wonder how many days before the Bruce Highway is open in its entirety?


it'll be a while. Cattle Ck sth of Ingham has come up again overnight and now the Herbert is on the way up. This certainly will put a dampener on peoples easter travel plans.


You think 2-3 days before passable?
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#1459539 - 28/03/2018 11:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: ol mate]
Smallfry Offline
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Registered: 25/12/2010
Posts: 33
Loc: Alligator Creek, Townsville
I've had three separate people ask me at work if I think they will right to drive from Townsville to Cairns on Friday. They are all new to the area so haven't experienced the flooding events before.
I've told them to check road conditions tomororow, but that I'm assuming no one will be going anywhere on Friday with the Bruce currently cut north and south of Ingham and around Tully. Plus they risk getting up there and then not getting back home after Easter with the forecasted rain to come.

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#1459542 - 28/03/2018 11:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Smallfry]
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Loc: El Arish
Another 108mm for the past 24hrs only 12mm to go to crack 2mtrs for the month.
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#1459546 - 28/03/2018 12:39 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Kowree Offline
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Registered: 26/03/2012
Posts: 114
Loc: Marian, Qld.
Partner staying down south at Glenden area, due home today but roads impassable and even by some wacky stroke of luck they miraculously dried out, he probably wouldn't get back.

I betcha the bnb guests will have to cancel too - Cairns and Airley.

MTD 1459mm, hopefully we get just 1mm more for the month to reach 1460mm. Just for the neatness value!

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