Fyansford

in

Fire  & Flood

With the confluence of the rivers 

Barwon

&

Moorabool

within walking distance 

flooding must be

considered a very real risk

In an

escarpment-bounded river valley

open to hot northerly winds sweeping across open fields  

grassfires must be

considered a very real risk

Moorabool River in flood by Jan Hovey, Nov., 1995

Are we safe
from floods?

A flooded Barwon River, Feb., 2005

... and the floods?

Fyansford with the Moorabool River in fl
Aerial view of Barwon River in flood, looking southwest across Belmont Common, Landy Field, Kmart, G
Aerial view of Barwon River in flood, looking southwest across Belmont Common, Landy Field, Kmart, G

ca. 1960

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Are we high enough?
Are we high enough?

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Am I worried?
Am I worried?

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Aerial view of Barwon River in flood, looking southwest across Belmont Common, Landy Field, Kmart, G
Aerial view of Barwon River in flood, looking southwest across Belmont Common, Landy Field, Kmart, G

ca. 1960

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Check Jo Mitchell's Barwon Blog  (18 Sep., 2016)

Annotation 2019-08-12 110539
Annotation 2019-08-12 110539

Fyansford Information Centre

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New Bridge taken from steps on the Quarry side

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Taken from the Monier Bridge looking towards the Swan Inn (behind the pine trees) Quarry Site hut

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Annotation 2019-08-12 110539
Annotation 2019-08-12 110539

Fyansford Information Centre

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Grassfires
 
GenFyansford
Are we safe from fires?

While grassfires can never be entirely ruled out, I condsider safety to be vastly improved now that the new GenFyansford Riverside estate has multiple exit routes.