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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Toowoomba Floods - 10th January 2011. Photos by B.D Gray.

10th January 2011 was the day of the devastating Toowoomba Floods. Brendon was at work in his office that day and after realizing how much water was coming down, went for a drive and witnessed the devastation of the floods.  These are the photos that he took.





Approaching North St (Heading West)


North Street!!


North Street!!
North Street!!


North St bridge near Mort. Toowoomba.


Isaac St, Toowoomba

North St near Isaac St. White thing is a fridge floating down the street!

Roadblock across Ruthven on Campbell
"Meant to stop people from driving into the water across the road"  See pictures below!!

Ruthven Street near cnr Chalk Drive

Ruthven Street near cnr Chalk Drive

Ruthven Street near cnr Chalk Drive

Ruthven Street near cnr Chalk DriveThe idiot in this 4x4 wagon drove around the road block (with kids in back seat!), into the flooded West creek and came to a rest where he is now. Sat there for about 15mins with motor still running, decided to continue on but got swept away. We lost site of vehicle behind Defiance (building on right). Happy to see on News this same vehicle wedged against building just around corner. B.G.

Looking up Campbel St from Ruthven near "The Spotted Cow".

This is a Manikin washed out into the street from the Lifeline Store - not a person

Bridge Street, Toowoomba

Bridge St, Railway Underpass, Toowoomba




Bridge St, Railway Underpass, Toowoomba

Bridge Street, Toowoomba

Gowrie Creek, looking from Bridge St toward railway bridge behind Foundary

Lake Anand, Toowoomba

Lake Anand, Toowoomba

Lake Anand, Toowoomba





Max Volp Crossing at Meringandan


2 comments:

  1. hi there, have just been looking at your blog. we live in childers and are thinking of moving to the meringindan area. could you please tell me if the meringindan creek floods and, if so, to what extent? we would really appreciate inside information ? thank you debbie philp.

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    1. Hi Debbie, Thanks for your message. Prior to the 2011 Floods, we had not ever seen the Meringandan Creek flood at Max Volp Crossing on Meringandan Road in the 8 years that we have lived in this area. The 2011 floods were a result of a long period of rain and all of the creeks were already at their maximum, thus causing the flooding in the huge downpour. Since these floods the road crossing for meringandan creek has been flooded once again, but generally this little creek doesn't even have any water in it at all, only little pockets here and there. When water from the creek has covered the road, it moves through pretty quickly and may only cut the road for one day at max volp crossing. Depending on which side of the crossing you live, there may be alternate routes to take to access your property, either through gowrie junction or highfields. The real estate agent selling the property should have accurate information on the water levels and location of the 2011 floods and if they effected the property you are looking at purchasing, if not it wouldn't hurt to ask next-door neighbours for their insight. Meringandan is a really nice country area that is well kept and has a great family atmosphere while having rural blocks that are close to amenities. I am sure you will be very happy. All the best with your move to this area if it goes ahead, if you would like any other information please don't hesitate to contact us. Kind Regards, Judi Gray.

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