Russell Falls - pumping!

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Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby tastrax » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 4:03 pm

A quick shot from a PWS staff member at Mt Field

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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby tasadam » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 4:14 pm

Going off!
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby seashell » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 4:58 pm

If thats what Russell Falls is at present, i wonder what Horseshoe Falls would be like?

If the weather clears up a bit might have to take a drive out there soon.
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby north-north-west » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 6:55 pm

Blooming 'ell!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has it been raining non-stop since I left?
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby seashell » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 6:57 pm

scavenger wrote:Blooming 'ell!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has it been raining non-stop since I left?


Pretty much :?
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby the_camera_poser » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 7:16 pm

cool photo! Thanks!
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby tastrax » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 7:37 pm

I suspect its snowing at Mt Field at the moment and bad weather forecast all week - it will probably pump like this for a few days!
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby GerryDuke » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 10:48 pm

Needed to go to Smithon last week. Here are a couple more landmarks in full flow!!

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Dip Falls last Thursday
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby Crum » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 11:21 pm

Certainly a lot of water in all those pics. Dip Falls is hardly recognisable

I took this one at Cethana a couple of weeks back and got absolutely saturated
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby north-north-west » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 11:32 pm

How did you manage to keep the camera dry?
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby Mickeymoo » Tue 01 Sep, 2009 8:26 am

Great photos, great to see the falls with so much water coming over them.
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby bcshort » Tue 01 Sep, 2009 5:05 pm

Ahh Gerry,

That picture of Devils gate dam brings back childhood memories. Friend of the Family used to live in the first house on the lake side of the Devil Gate Road as you drove down to the dam. I remember the days of picking mushrooms, riding my BMX up and down the road to the power station and back, and generally having a great time.

I'm glad to see you got that view of the Dam. Someone had recently told me that they had fenced off & gated the road to the power station at the information point by the top of the inlet there. To have taken this photo, that certainly would not have been the case.
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby Crum » Tue 01 Sep, 2009 5:47 pm

They have put another gate that you can walk past in further up the road where that picnic looking area and carpark is. You used to be able to drive right down to the dam where theres another gate before the road starts to slope down the hill. Bit stupid in my opinion
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby Steve » Sun 06 Sep, 2009 12:25 pm

tastrax wrote:A quick shot from a PWS staff member at Mt Field

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:o Wow, thats stinkin awesome! :shock:
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby seashell » Sun 06 Sep, 2009 6:41 pm

Had to go out to Mt Field after seeing the photo in the OP. Both Russell & Horseshoe Falls were fuller than i've ever seen either of them.
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby tastrax » Sun 06 Sep, 2009 7:04 pm

Now thats a nice shot...from the new platform?
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Re: Russell Falls - pumping!

Postby seashell » Sun 06 Sep, 2009 9:40 pm

Yes it is from the new platform... no more mud!
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