What can change in a week

Dams full to burst­ing af­ter storm

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

FROM rag­ing tor­rent to serene site, Su­sanne Capewell’s Gayndah prop­erty has had an up and down week af­ter tak­ing a hit from ex-Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Deb­bie.

Mrs Capewell and her hus­band have been on the prop­erty since be­fore the 2013 floods and this was the big­gest vol­ume of wa­ter they had ex­pe­ri­enced.

“The rain wasn’t as heavy but the power of the wa­ter this time was more than we have ever seen here,” Mrs Capewell said.

“When we went down to our second wa­ter­fall on the prop­erty, the wa­ter was that force­ful that we could hear boul­ders get­ting knocked around down the hill.

If you could have heard the sound of that wa­ter, it was in­cred­i­ble. — Su­sanne Capewell

“If you could have heard the sound of that wa­ter, it was in­cred­i­ble.”

The re­cent rain on top of ear­lier falls com­bined to fill Mrs Capewell’s dam.

“Af­ter we had that 75mm of rain ear­lier in the month the dam still wasn’t full,” Mrs Capewell said.

“But now a few weeks later she is.”

Just days af­ter Mrs Capewell had rag­ing wa­ter on her prop­erty, smash­ing boul­ders and a dam near­ing over­flow, the same scene is now serene and calm, with the in­un­da­tion a wel­come one.

Mrs Capewell said it showed how quickly things could turn around, for bet­ter or worse.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

FULL: Su­sanne Capewell's dam is now at ca­pac­ity af­ter this year’s rain­fall.

The rain quickly helped top up Mrs Capewell's dam.

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