02 June 2012

Menindee Lakes

Random pics from differing parts of Menindee Lakes. Trees have suffered from floodwaters coming down the Darling River from southern Queensland.  The full capacity of Menindee Lakes system is three and half times that of Sydney Harbour.







 


 

12 comments:

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

That poor tree stranded among the flood waters. The power of nature can sometime be breath taking to see what majesty and destruction it can bring.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Gorgeous photography on your blog... oh, and I'm loving those two cute black birds on your header design! Did you do those yourself??

Julie said...

All over Australia, the comparison is always 'so many times Sydney Harbour'! I heard that all across the Pilbarra.

I wonder how they measure how much water IS in SH. How deep and what boundaries do they use.

Somewhere in the Pilbara (no idea if it is one r or two) they said they during the wet season x number of SHs passed by a given point in y minutes.

Astounding isn't it that they water lies there for so long. I heard someone from QLD (probably Barnaby) say that NSW should pay for all the water that flows down from QLD because it actually fell on their land. The follow on, of course, is that QLD can pay for all the damage.

Jeanne said...

Wow, what a shame to lose all of these trees, but they do make nice sillouettes against that beautiful sky.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

This looks like a fascinating place but when one thinks 'flood waters' then it isn't so attractive. The third photo really drives that point home.

TexWisGirl said...

i really like the starkness of the trees against the water and sky. beautiful in its own way. :)

Laura said...

Great photos, Carole! It is so cool to be able to see "your world" so may miles away! I feel sorry for the trees that died because of the flooding, though!

Carole M. said...

Loved reading all comments here; thanks everyone! We each see beauty in differing things and when nature is harsh, it can evoke an emotion from deep within. Glad my photos could show you another side of the great Outback. Who’d have thought…so much water. Amazing too, the cruise guide told that many of the water-birds have left, because there’s too much water! He said they like smaller expanses of water where they can gather around the edges etc.
Diane: Those black birds on my header, yes I did create them, starting with scanned hydrangea leaves. The stamp up top too started as a wattle-bird paper-cutting
Carole’s Creative Corner came about when I started my blog with a flurry of paper-craft or graphics-play projects.

Jan Castle said...

Have seen this type of thing before and it is always a sad sight....but makes for great photos!
Jan

heyBJK said...

Love these trees! The lone tree in the third photo is fantastic! There aren't many places here where you can find big standing trees in water like this.

Geke said...

Very impressive these trees in the flood waters, especially the lonely tree surrounded by water.Is all this water still there Carole?

Carole M. said...

Geke, I'd expect the water level is much the same still; those photos only taken late May