Like many places in New South Wales lately, we have been getting a lot of rain!
Today it has been predicted that our river, the Murrumbidgee, will peak at around 9 metres and possibly flood!
The word Murrumbidgee means “big water” in the Wiradjuri language; although we know that compared to many places in Europe and the USA our Murrumbidgee river is very small… well Australia is a pretty dry place (usually) so the Murrumbidgee is looking incredibly big to us right now. At the moment the Murrumbidgee river really is living up to its name!
Yesterday we watched the workers building the levee so that if the river floods it hopefully won’t flood into people’s houses. Our house is o.k. because we are not in a low area. But some of the roads are covered in water which can make it a bit hard to go places. Right now the large underground capark is filling up with water! Hopefully everyone has managed to get their cars out now.
Now this is a very important picture because beyond the signs that say “water over road” and “road closed” is Knight’s Meats where the humans purchase nearly all our food! Thankfully the humans thought to stock up yesterday because there’s no getting there today! Knights meats is right next to the river so its always one of the first to be affected when the river begins to rise.
So how’s weather in your part of the world?