An ‘unofficial’ rainfall reading for the estate came in at 289mls this morning (Wednesday) with the vast majority of that falling up to 10 pm Tuesday (281mls). Fortunately waterway cleaning works undertaken by SCRC around the estate may have prevented more disruption to residents as they attempted to enter or leave the estate Tuesday afternoon.
Dumbarton Drive (which is generally the first spot to suffer from heavy rain) was covered with water from the nearby waterway and debris from the recent SCRC median strip works (re mulching). SCRC bob cats were at work this morning tidying up.
The other spot which may flood during heavy downpours was Bellvista Blvd right near the Bells Reach Information and Sales Office. This usually occurs when the end of Kilbride Crt floods and then overflows across Bellvista Blvd. Despite being the heaviest rain seen for some time, it was over an extended period and water in Kilbride Crt was able to get away thus preventing any disruption to Bellvista Blvd.
The nearest ‘official’ Bureau of Meteorology measuring station is on Sugarbag Road and you can keep up with ‘official’ rainfall recordings HERE.
Hopefully the inclement weather won’t cause too much of a delay to roadworks on Bellvista Blvd.
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