Following images of water flowing in the Todd River – 23 February, 2010

After the ‘big dry’ for 2009, Central Australia saw the effects of the monsoon season in the Top End when the tropical low moved south through the Arid Centre in January 2010, bringing much rain that was described as the one in ten year event. With humidity over 90% and the amount of rain that had fallen over Alice Springs, it made it one of the wettest start to the year since 1974. By Friday 26 February, 2010, Anzac Oval had over 300 mm fall, whilst the Alice Springs Airport recorded nearly 200 mm.

Todd River, view south from Wills Terrace and Undoolya Road Main Causeway, Alice Springs, 23 Feb 2010
Todd River, view south from Wills Terrace and Undoolya Road Main Causeway, Alice Springs, 23 Feb 2010

With the river already flowing from the 23rd February, 2010, the rain clouds moving down from the Top End saw rain sweep right across Central Australia and into South Australia. With seemingly constant rain over several days, the Todd River swelled, with many road closures, although this did not stop the many locals and visitors taking time out to visit the spectacle of the Todd River in full flow.

More to come…


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