An intresting little video illustrating hydraulic forces...

posted Jan 12, 2011, 1:03 PM by Joseph Wheaton   [ updated Jan 12, 2011, 1:07 PM ]
Gary WIllgoose posted this to Gilbert Club:
From: Garry Willgoose <g.willgoose@telluricresearch.com>
To: gilbertclub@lists.berkeley.edu
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:17:57 +1100
Subject: [GilbertClub] dramatic video footage of urban flash flooding from 10 Jan 2011
Two days ago there was a dramatic flash flood in Toowoomba (pop 130,000) in the mountains west of Brisbane, Australia. The water came up in about an hour and was in the middle of the day so there is amazing amateur video footage. One of the best is of the rising limb downtown




A good reason not to have car parking next to storm water drains ;-) Not an uncommon problem in urban ares as we had similar problems in Newcastle two years with storm drains, bridges and culverts clogged with cars making the flooding much worse.

Garry Willgoose
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