Browsing All posts tagged under »Wivenhoe Dam«

Queensland Flood Inquiry Report Released

March 16, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Let’s see what it says about the management of the Wivenhoe dam. Nothing on the website yet, which is freezing up. The handing over of the report by Justice Catherine Holmes to Premier Anna Bligh was embarrassingly rushed – or simply embarrassed. After all, the reason this report comes so late […]

Brisbane Flood – January 2011 – There’s Senator Bob Brown – Or The Evidence

January 23, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ At the time of this flood in mid January of 2011, I made a Post that was necessarily long due to the nature of the information. For background on what happened with respect to the Wivenhoe Dam, read that Post and it says basically what the Inquiry found. The image here […]

A Few More Inches and Heaven Help Brisbane

February 5, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt Look very closely at this image. It is taken from a position on the lake side of Wivenhoe Dam looking towards and across the Dam’s wall, that thin black line you can see. Between that area of green in the middle distance you can see the frothing of the water as it […]

A Man-Made Flood in Queensland, All Right

February 1, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt National hazards consultant Steven Molino wonders how much of the damage in Queensland was caused by its government’s failure to protect flood-prone areas: As far back as 1999, Dingle Smith of the Australian National University illustrated this by comparing NSW and Queensland flood funding figures from 1983 to 1993. Nationally, 85 per […]

Wivenhoe Dam Levels – The Critical Days

January 20, 2011 by

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UPDATE. (February 2016) This Post was originally done in 2011, immediately following the major flood event. Since that time, the link for the images for SEQWater has changed. This is the new link to that site and the images can be accessed at the bottom of the text at that link, and you just tick […]

Wivenhoe Dam Levels – Background – After the 1974 Flood

January 20, 2011 by

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After the 1974 major flood in Brisbane, the incumbent Government in Queensland finally decided to construct Wivenhoe Dam. The dam had earlier been proposed twice, in the 1890’s and then again in the 1930’s. It wasn’t constructed at those times, mainly because of the cost involved was too great for what was effectively still a […]

Wivenhoe Dam Levels – Background – Before the 1974 Flood

January 20, 2011 by

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Our family moved to Queensland from Victoria in 1960, when I was a young boy of only 9 years of age, the eldest of five children. We moved into a home at Labrador, three miles from Southport at the Northern end of that famed holiday destination, The Gold Coast. What we noticed most were three […]