Lake condition as at Dec.27th

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Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by OLDtimer » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:56 pm

G'day All, Hope everyone survived Xmas. Just received a message from Plucka, who got home from the lake this afternoon. He tells me the surface is dry, hard ,flat & ready to race on. Lets hope it stays that way ! Pete. DLRA #6.

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Reverend Hedgash » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:59 pm

A bit of rain the past week in SA... all this rain in brisvegas making me nervous...

68 days to go.... yoiks.

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Reverend Hedgash » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:06 pm

Double yoiks

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/warning.jsp?id=IDS20368

plenty of time to dry though....
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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by OLDPOP » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:54 pm

Settle down Rev everything will be OK on the day
Usual storm Sat night racing by midday monday all OK

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by DLRA » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:19 am

Just because you see the words South Australia, does not mean a flooded lake. (The sky is not falling)
This rainfall could never get to Lake Gairdner - refer to this map
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I overlayed this map (http://www.dlra.org.au/images/basin-hi_grid.jpg) onto Google Earth
this map shows catchment boundaries for Australia;
- Lake Gairdner is part of the Western Plateau Division
- Moomba and Woomera are part of the Lake Eyre Division
at the very least, unless the water falls with in the Lake Gairdner Catchment is has absolutely no chance of ever getting into Lake Gairdner.

These images and lots more information are published on the Lake Gairdner pages at the DLRA website.
Also I refer you to the research pages about Lake Gairdner
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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Reverend Hedgash » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:35 am

Thanks for the calming voices...

I am just getting excited, and nervous and stressed at the same time. I kind of enjoy it it seems...

I just want to return to the most stunning and fun place on earth with like minded people.

Keep the shiny side up indeed.

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by project100 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:38 pm

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by REAL Stan » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:01 pm

Happens every year Greg :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by momec2 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:13 pm

Greg
The rain could get there if it banked up behind the Flinders ranges lots then when it got full flowed over.
Apart from that your right. :roll:

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by DLRA » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:16 am

71mm at Port Augusta and 28mm at Woomera, nothing at Wudinna overnight
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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by off tap racing » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:24 am

hi all, im back at work 250 km south west of coober pedy near commonwealth station on a mine site, a weather up date from here, no rain to speak of for january but had about 20-30mm yesterday but being as warm as it is all the puddles dried up over night leaving it very humid, BUT... its forcast for up to 200mm over the next 2 days (saturday/sunday) but who believes the weather men these days, at least i got to spend the night on the grader, grading the decline underground then cutting drains up the pit ramp while another chap moved dirt for dung walls incase it does rain, fingers crossed it doesnt rain as much as they predict. Graeme.

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by momec2 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:50 pm

Thanks Graeme

Keep us updated over the next coupla days. Invaluable info thanks Chris

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Stayt`ie » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:12 am

Have been watching the BOM site today, seemed to be a lot of rain to the east of Lake G, it was hard to say how much was actually falling on the lake, :? .
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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by harky » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:07 pm

As at 6.30 pm Sunday SA time
we are all watching , Nonning is the closest weather observation station , and they are showing 23mm in the last 24 hours and 2 mm for January
to quote Lance Corpral ------JONES ---------DONT PANIC
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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by OLDtimer » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:05 am

A few of us are going up to the lake in 4 weeks time, to do an official inspection of the surface & a decision will be made then on it's suitability. Until then, like Harky said "don't panic". Pete.DLRA #6.

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