Alpine Observer - North East Regional Extra

This Day in History, 1929


A DRAMATIC day, when a cloudburst, possibly the worst ever known in the Upper Murray, rearranged the scenery around Corryong.

This day in 1929 was a Saturday; the heavens opened, and a landslide of mud and trees went into Nariel Creek.

Hundreds of trout died, Corryong’s water supply was polluted, and when the storm had subsided, Nariel Creek had a new course - a channel three chains wide, 40 feet deep and two miles long carved out by the water.

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