The winters of old seem to have returned with 2 floods in 5 days.
Rains on Thursday (8th) and Friday (9th) recorded between 35ml and 50 ml and the Avoca River broke its banks and flowed over the road at the ford. (Left) This initial flood did not reach the Avoca Public Park, however it was a different story on the next Tuesday (13th) and Wednesday (14th) with falls of up to 80ml reported.
The River peaked in the early hours of Wednesday morning and the residents woke to flood waters inundating the Public Park, the Chinese Garden and of course the Lions Park.
There was significant flooding in the district between Avoca and Amphitheatre, and north to Moonambel and Natte Yallock.
By mid afternoon the waters had started to recede and the damage assessment started.
Luckily the refurbished complex at the Avoca Public Park was spared however there was damage to the front fence and debris throughout the reserve and on the oval.
The Chinese Garden committee reported that the garden faired rather well considering it was under water right up to the pavilion.
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