NSW/QLD border receives over 1000mm of rain – major flooding


Hi Jimmy,  finally getting on top of things following the major flooding in the area since Friday. We copped about 400mm from the event though some places near the NSW/QLD border have received over 1000mm of rain. The extraordinary part of this event was the incredible rainfalls Friday night through the Tweed and Upper Richmond River catchments. Literally 300mm fell in 3 hours at some locations. It is quite uncommon for the inland part of the region (west of the Border Ranges) to cop such extreme falls. No wonder it was a disaster in Kyogle and other locations along the Richmond River.  The highest flood peak there since 1954. The Wilsons River in Lismore peaked at 9.4m on Saturday afternoon/evening - just below the major flood area and about 1m lower than the flood of June 2005.  It's been quite an opportunity to photograph the flooding over 3 separate days - and was nice to see some thunderstorms Sunday as well. More details here




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