The 4th Bridge on Cedar Creek Rd, Cedar Creek 4520

We don't have to cross this one, but it's the closest to our house and a good indicator of what the downstream bridges are going to be like.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 10th October 2010, This photo: 6:04pm


  • James Lagden said:
    Did the person on the other side cross it?
  • David de Groot said:
    [] No - flowing way too fast for that. I'd not even try it in the prado as it's over the max. wading depth of 700mm. In that little thing, it would have a) sucked water and died, and b) been swept off the bridge.
  • andrew katic said:
    thats a lot of water.he would have been crazy to cross that
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Quite so! It has gone down about 20cm (or had at noon), but it's starting raining heavily again since, so I'm expecting it to rise again.
  • allan_niels3n said:
    Wow, thats a lot of water... trip to Wivenhoe is in order I think.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Well for those that can get there :P
  • sjmc1 said:
    it would of been knocked off the bridge before you could say im not a pheasant plucker :)
    Great pics dave,i went out to wivenhoe this arvy its that busy at the dam wall they have traffic control operating.Did not dare pull the camera out was still bucketting down.some very photogenic places around now with all this water around.
  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Thats flowing pretty fast! There is a lot of water around thats for sure.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] I'm not overly surprised really. It's been a while since the spillway was last open. I took several shots out in the rain today (light rain period between the nearly constant downpours), but draped a towel over it for extra protection.
    [] Absolutely Phil.
  • looby88 said:
    crazy climate, but I dont believe in climate change, just cyclical patterns, I can still remember your drought photos, then some like this the other year, what's normal- is there a normal !!!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Well this has probably swung to a little past normal. Normal (at least as I recall as a lad) was dry windy winters, wet hot stormy summers, with enough water that water-restrictions were not even heard of.
    But yeah, more than likely just a cycle. Australia has regular drought/flood cycles, and I guess from a macro level, that's normal.
  • stephenk1977 said:
    That creek is flowing scarily quickly!
  • AustralisWilds said:
    Gotta love the weather, here aye. I liked it for the first part of the week, but even for a Queenslander (meaning, someone who loves water), it's gotten a bit annoying after this long.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Pretty normal for the big rain events. The rest of the time it's a sedate little country creek.
    [] It's not too bad really, although some sunshine on the weekend would have been nice.
  • Thea M said:
    Our creek is flowing like this too, but in the meantime it has washed away the 7 million dollar 'upgrade' that closed the road for 6 months earlier in the year. I am ready for some sunshine now.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] I saw that in the paper. Amazing stuff-up!
  • bmeup said:
    700mm, 500mm, 300mm, how do you know the road unerneath is not washed out. 1. do not cross fast flowing water. Simple.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] That's very true. I don't cross fast flowing water and really only cross other water when I can either see the bottom or have walked it first.
  • Kitchens International said:
    Great shot!