Yarra River in Flood
Following heavy rains across parts of Victoria in the past week, many of the state’s rivers are swollen.
I decided to venture down to Sill’s Bend in Heidelberg to see the Yarra River after receiving news from a relative that the water was very high. Indeed it was. Park benches, paths and even a suspended rope swing were partially submerged under the muddy brown waters of the Yarra.
The closest Bureau of Meteorology weather station to Heidelberg is at Viewbank, where 58.6 mm of rain was recorded falling in the past week. The monthly mean rainfall for Viewbank in June is 54.3 mm, so it’s certainly been a wet month. Of course the Yarra doesn’t start in Heidelberg and there have been much heavier falls upstream.
I was with a small child and in the company of others, so didn’t have a huge amount of time to wander around. Nevertheless here are some of the photos that I captured.