Monday, November 28, 2011

The Lake that Came Home

Almost exactly 18 months ago I posted about one of my weekend trips.

I was talking about the impact of more than a decade of drought on Lake Eildon in the Central Highlands of Victoria.

Well if there is one thing certain about the Aussie climate it is that a period of drought will end in periods of flooding rain.

I went back to Eildon yesterday and the contrast couldn’t be greater.

Gough’s bay in 2010Almost the same angle in 2011The southern shore in 2010And in 2011.And a close up to emphasize the difference.
The lake is over 25 metres (82 feet) deeper!


Old Kitty said...

Amazing before and after pics!! The landscape looks so much fresher and healthier with waters!! Hope it stays this way for a while! Take care

Linda G. said...

Wow! What an incredible difference!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

How reassuring. Our state is in a drought, but (YAY!) it happens to be raining right now.

Kristen M. said...

That is an amazing difference! It's wonderful to see the land recover like that. Nature is amazing. Too bad it will eventually cycle back to the dry bed, right?

Michelle Teacress said...

The difference is truely shocking!

Have a lovely week, Al. :)