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Dog “Noah” Bait

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I haven’t felt much like blogging of late but Johnny in Wuhu has been doing a good job with his excellent posts and I see a few of my readers have been following his adventures.

Someone asked me a month or two back if our drought was over.  Seems so.  That picture flogged from the local rag about a month ago shows the busy Breakwater Rd at the Barwon River in Geelong at a point we usually cross on our long bike rides from OG.  It’s been over 5 years since we’ve had such great winter rains and the spring forecast is for more of the same.  By the way, mother and child last seen floating out to sea!

Our storages are now 70% up from 32% for the same period last year and we’ve now come back from Stage 4 restrictions to Stage 1 in just over a month.  Stage 1 is permanent but hardly draconian and I’d like to think people are far more water conscious these days.  Many people have tanks now and we’ll still be using ours over summer anyway.

I’ll leave you with some pics of the dam in our Nature Reserve.  This has been bone dry for 5 years and it’s such a delight to see all this water again and to hear this is music to the ears. 

Check out Joey in the last photo

Ocean Grove Nature Reserve 2010 Nature Reserve 2010

Nature Reserve 2010 Nature Reserve 2010

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  1. September 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Good to see you back, have a great adventure and hope you manage to put up some posts of the travels.

    Thanks, Brian. I’ll get another post off before we leave next week but MM has volunteered to do the posts from my emails. Of course, she just wants to write nice things about us again. 😀

  2. MM
    September 29, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Water, yay!

    Not often we don’t complain about all the rain.

  3. September 30, 2010 at 11:30 am

    At least you aren’t dog/master bait…

    Mmm, I’d better be careful with my captions in the future.

  4. Muscat55
    September 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    It IS great to see the water storage holding so much more this year, Hume is at 81%, last year it was 31.8% and Dartmouth, (smaller catchment) is at 45.1%, it was 26.9% last year. The Kiewa River comes in below Hume and is caught at Lake Mulwala, so the Murray should have a great flush out, spilling over the barrages that block the Murray mouth for the first time in a while. (How I would like to see the removal of those barrages so that the Murray gets a continual chance to drain).

    We dabble with nature too much for our own good.

  5. September 30, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Hey, that’s excellent to have so much rain that all the tanks and reservoirs are getting filled. Makes a nice change from grumbling about water restrictions. Keep doing that rain dance!

    Now I suppose we’ll start grumbling about too much water. Or how hot it is in China.

  6. Red Dragon
    October 1, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I wish I could do neat posts like yours with the excellent URL links and the well organized photos. I need to put some more time in now I have a break. Keep up your excellent posts!

    There’s nothing wrong with your setup. I’ve been re-organising some of your photos just to line up better and hyperlinks are easy. Just copy an address and then click on the links button (icon looks like a chain link) when you are in the new post section and paste it in. Email me if you need any specific help. Good to talk to you today.

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