What a Winter
The weather in my backyard this month has been extreme as far as inundation goes. Well, not exactly IMBY, but there has been wide spread flooding and no small accident at a nearby open cut brown coal mine up the valley.
There has been so much rain in the area that the local river flooded and caused a river to eat through the diversion channel built around the mine, and currently the swollen torrent
is filling the mine at what has been estimated at a rate thay cannot maintain the pump rates! A tunnel or two where the conveyor belt[s] goes has stopped power production almost, and in winter. Boy, if it rains it pours!
After a prolonged drought, we swing to the other extreme, wet ground. I really do not know what they expected, divert a river and then…? Expect it to be okay for generations? A bit silly, earthworks should have been in the pipeline to be replaced with a concrete channel way instead after the other accident a few years ago.