Sunday, May 20, 2012

Drought in Oz, Piccie of The day

Eastern Oz has for the past two years been wet, very wet. 
But before that we had been in drought that had lasted 10 – 15 years (depending on where in the country you talk about, Oz is a big place).
Lake Eucumbene is in the Australian Alps in NSW and is normally big enough to be worth keeping a sailing boat there.
When I was last there in 2008 it was a very different story; this boat was left high and dry by the receding lake, nearly two miles from where the water was then.

The normal shoreline is at the foot of the trees in the distance. What was left of the lake was out of frame to the right (nearly two miles away)


Anne Gallagher said...

Wow, that's unbelievable. I wonder if it will ever go back to the way it was, if you ever had enough rain I mean. I would imagine you'd need about two years worth of monsoon rain to fill it back up.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Oh my God. That's a drought of Biblical proportions.

mshatch said...

what happened to everything/one that depended on that lake? people, birds, animals...did they move away? Go somewhere else? I can't even imagine something like that happening here.

Carolyn V said...

Two miles is quite a distance! That's so sad. We had a drought here a few years back, but things have been turning around. I hope with the extra rainfall it will turn around there too.