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Perisher 5th of September 2010

I went up to Perisher early today to do my field work and to inspect the damage from the 120mm of rain which fell on Saturday. It was blowing a gale and raining when I left Jindabyne and continued to rain until I reached the Prussian Creek Chain Bay. I arrived at the car park at 6:00am and it was covered in about 5cm of slush and about 5cm seemed to have accumulated near the car park. The RTA auto fit chains now sign at the end of the car park had blown over in the wind and was looking very sad. We have lost 40cm-50cm of snow and the snow pack is rotten all the way through. The Perisher Creek is pretty high too. Other commitments stopped me from going out on the hill, but Blanchy's is still just intact so the damage was not too catastrophic. Buller however had a landslide in a car park, several cars were flooded in the Village Green Car park when the Thredbo River burst its banks. Hotham received severe damage down low and lost a control building for the Village chair due to flash flooding.

  Car park slush - Yay white, not clear snow!  
Car park slush - Yay white, not clear snow!
  Another shot of the slush  
Another shot of the slush
  Sad RTA automatic sign  
Sad RTA automatic sign
  It looks like it got a bit wet  
It looks like it got a bit wet
A high Perisher Creek
A high Perisher Creek

Shamefully Hotham has tried to censor a pic of the damage to the bottom of the Village chair. The Streisand Effect seems to be taking place so I'll join in.

  The bottom of the Village Chair at Hotham  
The bottom of the Village Chair at Hotham

Richard Hocking