NZ flooding

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Rob Tuley
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NZ flooding

Post by Rob Tuley »

Sorry if anyone considers this to be spam but a friend just sent me this and thought I would have to share, as the photo is pretty impressive. have a look. Anyone for some paddling?

This is the story apparently...

> Check out the photo, taken on January 9 in the
> Wanganui river at Smyth Hut after a significant rain
> event the previous night.
>
> Beween 2330 on Jan 8 and 0030 on Jan 9, a rain monitor
> in the upper Cropp valley (Hokitika Catchment)at about
> 1000m ASL recorded 104mm of rain!
>
> This equals the highest previous NZ hourly rainfall
> total set in a thunderstorm in the Waitaikere ranges
> near Auckland.
>
> Unlike that thunderstorm, the Cropp recieved a further
> 250mm in the 5 hours after 0030. The Hokitika river as
> a consequence rose 2.2 metres in the hour between
> 0030-0130.
>
> I wonder what 100mm of rain in an hour sounds like in
> a tent in middle of the night...

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Re: NZ flooding

Post by Poke »

Back to work Mr Tuley...

That's what the lake district looked like last weekend (when I was up there without a boat >: )

Rob Tuley
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Re: NZ flooding

Post by Rob Tuley »

its what I'm hoping the dart will look like this weekend. I can but dream...

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NZ Flooding

Post by jamestheyaker »

I'm not surprised at the size of that river. I was staying just outside Greymouth on 7/8 January and the west coast was hit by a massive storm, gale force winds, huge amounts of rain etc. On the 9th the Grey was almost up to my Aunt and Uncle's garden, which backs onto it, and on the way up to Murchison that day for 4 days kayaking with Mick Hopkinson's lot the Buller was brown with enough debris floating down it to stock a fair sized timber yard!

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