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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 03:07 AM

13. It's hard to say what will happen

Because bushfires generally happen towards the end of summer in Jan/Feb when everything is tinder dry. This early fire season is an anomaly. I can't recall any instances of mudslides such as those in California - but there's always a first time.

I think the main water supplies for Melbourne and surrounds are pretty safe - not so much the east of the state. The Murray River - biggest in Australia, originates up in the fire zone and is the northern boundary of most of Victoria, culminating in seasonal wetlands in South Australia. That could be a big worry for the wildlife and also farmers who rely on the water.

It's pouring here - I'm on the mainland coast, just about due north of Burnie in Tasmania, so the rain will probably stop soon. Wind seems to have settled into a westerly, so with a bit of luck the fire zones will have a good soaking in a couple of hours.

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