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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-11 06:55 PM
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11. I've just gone and reread some of her stuff, and I agree with you..
Edited on Sat Jan-15-11 06:56 PM by Violet_Crumble
The hyperbole in the OP was what I didn't like, and now I've read through the comments, I see that she got it wrong about the dam:

'As of Friday the 7th, Wivenhoe stood at 105% - more-or-less the 100% set point for drinking water. Over the following five days it shot up to the 190% peak level - despite the dam management doing exactly what they were supposed to do: bleed off the incoming water through the floodgates at a rate slower than the rate at which it came in.

At its peak, water was being released into the lower river at a rate about 1/5th of the rate of inflow into the dam. They handled the situation near-perfectly, and there is no doubt that they substantially reduced the peak river level in Brisbane.'

I've also got a problem with her calling the Lord Mayor of Brisbane hysterical. That's really uncalled for, as he handled everything really well. And I've reacquainted myself with her comments about Steve Irwin, blame for various bushfires, and a few other things, but she committed the unforgivable when she had a go at Stephen Fry....

Anyway, I think it's a very safe bet she's not getting herself all muddy and stinky helping out with the massive cleanup. I think I'll make sure I get my stuff on criticism of flood management from more reliable sources in the future...
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