Sunday, October 29, 2006

lake Mulwala Continued

While on the lake theme I went through my albums to find these old photo's taken when the lake was empty

The lake has been drained 13 times over the years to varying extents, to allow for maintenance of the weir structure, the latest draining took place between May and August 2002. The reason for this particular draining was to earthquake-proof the weir. After the Newcastle earthquake some years ago, it was discovered that many weirs in that region became unstable due to that devastating earthquake to ensure that the Yarrawonga Weir remains stable under such circumstances.
The weirThe Paradise Queen high and dry
The traffic bridge looking from Mulwala towards Yarrawonga

The dangers of diving into or skiing on the lake.
You dont see when the lake is full


21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jan ~ I see you finally gor your post up. Can be very frustrating as we all know. A huge job to drain that large lake and so many times. Thanks for your comments, yes I love daylight savings,
except the first day when we lose an hour. Good luck tomorrow Jan. Take care,
Love, Merle.

October 30, 2006 1:58 pm  
Blogger Cazz said...

Hi Mum,

I remember when they did that, and the smell that went along with it.. ewwww.. but they also cleared out heaps of the trees and stumps. It looks really eerie empty, and so lovely and picturesque when full.

I wonder if the ever found my glasses in there, I lost 3 pair in total over the years !!!

Cazz

October 30, 2006 2:25 pm  
Blogger Clay Bethelbridge said...

Wow. Who took the lake? That is sad. Some good pontoonin on there

October 30, 2006 3:16 pm  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

Jeanette hello my friend, well I know all about were these photos and your last posts photos were taken and it brings back some great meoments and some times when I was going stir crazy with nothing to do as we lived in the motel overlooking the bridge and the lake at the end of the shopping street.

The photos are just great and I ahve never seen the lake empty like that so thanks for sharing with us.
Have a great day.
Lee-ann

October 30, 2006 3:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohhhh... like a ghost story!!!!

October 30, 2006 5:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a bit scary to see all the hazards for the unwary skier or diver Jan.

October 30, 2006 7:21 pm  
Blogger DellaB said...

Jeanette, amazing pictures, thankyou.. fascinating..

I saw the 'two men in a tinnie' TV program, it's unbelievable the condition of the river waterways - didn't anybody know this would happen if they stopped the river flows?

thanks for sharing
:-)
Della

October 30, 2006 10:35 pm  
Blogger Gwen said...

G'Day Mate..I can relate to the lake looking that ugly.
Nice finish to your last post.
P.S.For Cazz,you are a bit stingy with your measure,only "3Fingers".

October 30, 2006 11:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, think of falling while water-skiing! Yikes!

October 31, 2006 4:19 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Oh wow how amazing are those pictures...looks like a different world with the water gone! Gosh to think all that is under the water usually!!!

October 31, 2006 8:34 am  
Blogger Wystful1 said...

These picture shares you have are something to contemplate!! It's amazing to see such a happening!

(Love the music here too...G'day!!! Super)

October 31, 2006 8:36 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Hoooo, it looks like a place after an atomic war to me ! Scaring place but very nice pictures. Strange there were no skulls and car wrecks in there ... you give me Halloween feelings !

October 31, 2006 4:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jan, the lake look eerie with all the trees visible. What a scary thought diving water skiing EEEK.
Very interesting post, to see the lake without the water and it's usual beauty.
Have a great weekend. Hugs Margaret

October 31, 2006 8:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi again Jan, I am so very glad your news was good. But yu would ave to keep a Doctor Diary with all those visits, but so long as they keep you well, is the manin thing. Thanks for your comments, glad you liked Later than we think etc. Take care, Love, Merle.

October 31, 2006 11:54 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

If ever you are interested in my trip to Turkey, I published photos and descriptions in my travel blog
http://painting-cats-travelling.blogspot.com/

Happy Halloween !

November 01, 2006 2:32 am  
Blogger Smalltown RN said...

WOW!!!! That is crazy....so when does the water go back in? That kinda of gives me the creeps...how appropriate for Halloween!

Cheers!

November 01, 2006 5:20 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Very interesting story and pictures about this lake!

June

November 02, 2006 12:27 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Jan -- You lake looked sad when empty.
Our lake has water back in it now also after all those recent big Houston rains. It had been drained for dam repair because of damage caused by Huricane Rita last year and just didn't get enough water to refill.
I had to look up 'weir' in Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weir

I added the Market Center Street Center links to my blog today and a story about our Halloween experience there in the comments.
Thanks for coming earlier and for your nice comment.
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http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/
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November 02, 2006 3:48 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

what a beautiful place you have to walk to! I just love the photos

November 02, 2006 9:25 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Just dropped by to see if you have posted something. You know when I open your blog and the music starts (I know it now, lol)my husband would say : you are AGAIN on this blog ... (again it's you)
Thanks for your comment on my cat adventure.

November 02, 2006 6:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To think we ski in that.
Love Donna

November 15, 2006 8:41 pm  

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