we're relatively high up here (466mts), but we front a river (thankfully on the higher bank) that rapidly changes from a pretty little 'stream' to a 25meter wide raging torrent..... at the moment it's inbetween.
i just want our toilet to work (the septic tank is water-logged), to be able to walk across the paddocks without water spilling over my boots (and in places, over gum-boots).
that said, if this is climate change, bring it on - probably a lot cheaper replacing all our guttering than running the river pump during droughts!
I was on a tour a few weeks back that required a detour to get to Wagga Wagga during the ealier flooding. Even so, some of the suit cases in the hold underneath the bus got a bit wet after going through a newly created ford across the road at The Rock. By the looks of things it's worse now than then.
I haven't been affected where I live (Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne) except that the grass is growing like mad.
I used to have relatives who lived on the land. Their part of the family pretty much built the town of Nyngan, only learned that recently.
Never once did I hear them complain and they sure did it tough. Loosing almost all your sheep to drought and then seeing the few that made it drown, I could never cope with that. They could never cope with living in a city either, they hated 'the big smoke'.
well i'm standing in the middle of my paddock with my can of 'rid'....
the other thing to be aware of is this weather is bring out the tics - which over here can cause all sorts of horrendous problems, including paralysis through to death. fortunately we're* high / cold enough to avoid them.
*right at the top of the hunter valley in the liverpool ranges (about 40km north of scone for those of you familiar with the area)
A couple of weeks ago those NSW swarms did cross into Vic and more are hatching vigorously in Vic. Last week some individuals reached Melbourne (on the North Wind). So drown the hatchlings and keep those flying up in the air without food! Faint hope! There is still a lot of green dry ground.