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Burnett River in Flood in Dec. 2010 (1)
Lens: DA18-250mm Camera: Pentax K-7 Photo Location: Paradise dam (Qld, Australia) ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/150s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: hcc, 01-03-2011, 01:47 AM

Burnett River in flood discharging over the Paradise Spillway on 30 Dec. 2010 during a major flow.


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01-03-2011, 03:01 AM   #2
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Nice view. It's quite hard to get the scale of the thing. Is that a fence on top of the left side of dam or just handrail? If those gray metallic things on the left side are stairs, this must be a hell of a view and noise in person.

The coast-line after dam seems to lack any kind of reinforcement, or is it all already under the water? If this continues too long some considerable damage can be done. Hydroelectric power plants usually have put much effort (stream dampers, concrete channels) to reduce such erosion, because it can lead to weakening of the dam fundaments.

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Yep, that deep muddy stormwater flowing through the state out of control is all I'm seeing on the news. My heart goes out to all the flood-affected areas - hoping for a swift restoration.
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