Heavy Rain and Severe NW Gales, Sth Is. and lower Nth Is. - Dec 2-7

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Re: Heavy Rain and Severe NW Gales, Sth Is. and lower Nth Is. - Dec 2-7

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Razor wrote: Thu 12/12/2019 12:55

Mistake Flat, headwaters of Rangitata up Mesopotamia way got 941mm for the whole event.
Webpage seems to say 471mm??
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The website only covers last 7 days. I uploaded the data from 1 December to cover what fell earlier in the system and its 941mm. that is consistent with the 7-Day figure that was showing on the ECAN site on Monday just gone
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Re: Heavy Rain and Severe NW Gales, Sth Is. and lower Nth Is. - Dec 2-7

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Razor wrote: Thu 12/12/2019 15:41
The website only covers last 7 days. I uploaded the data from 1 December to cover what fell earlier in the system and its 941mm. that is consistent with the 7-Day figure that was showing on the ECAN site on Monday just gone
Thanks, got it. Pretty impressive fall in that timespan for the eastern flanks of the divide.
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Re: Heavy Rain and Severe NW Gales, Sth Is. and lower Nth Is. - Dec 2-7

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The south branch of the Rangitata River is still showing a good flow of water at the SH 1 Bridge.
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Re: Heavy Rain and Severe NW Gales, Sth Is. and lower Nth Is. - Dec 2-7

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Drove down to Geraldine this evening, Arundel bridge flow was back to more normal levels but the road repairs are ongoing. Can imagine what it was like.
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Re: Heavy Rain and Severe NW Gales, Sth Is. and lower Nth Is. - Dec 2-7

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Should of popped in here for a visit. :smile:
Yes. The road around Arundel was quite scored out from the overflow.
Luckily it didn't burst out further up and went through the houses there.
I noticed at Rangitata they were very busy restoring the railway line which even though the railway tracks were intact, the ballast and foundations were badly scoured out from the water.
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Another photo of the water flowing through the South branch of the Rangitata River which made Rangitata Island more than an island. 8-o
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Re: Heavy Rain and Severe NW Gales, Sth Is. and lower Nth Is. - Dec 2-7

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Wow, wasn't that long ago that land was a river bed, then the dairy farmers cleared the broom and sowed it down, look at it now, its back to a river bed again. :-w They dont really have the right to pull out the 'poor me' card.
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The railway line was opened today around the Rangitata area.
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