Water break

Last week I had a short holiday in Beechworth, an old gold-mining town in North East Victoria.  The town is probably at it’s best in autumn, but there are benefits of visiting in winter.

waterfall in southern Australia actually flowing with gusto

The chief of these benefits is water.  After several years of drought, there is something wonderful about seeing an abundance of water.  The Woolshed Falls do not flow that often, but on the day we were there – they were gushing in a delightfully copious way.

The other major water feature was a trip around the Hume dam and weir.  Unfortunately, while there was some water being released into the waiting Murray, it did not seem like there would be enough to make a difference all the way down to the mouth.  I hope that whatever shape government we end up with in the near future, any proposed plans to save our Murray river don’t dry up.

Water being released from Hume Weir


About julieinmelbourne

Live in Melbourne born in Adelaide, and thus love Cooper's Pale Ale, Haigh's chocolates and a good Mclaren Vale shiraz. But am now also addicted to 'good' coffee, wearing black, and footy at the MCG
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One Response to Water break

  1. steve says:

    Great shot of the weir so life like makes you feel you were there

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