Friday, February 4, 2011
These calls represented the ideal time for anyone to argue for enhanced flood mitigation at Wivenhoe. Those such as Andrew Dragun, who now believes that water should have been released to prevent the risk of flooding, said nothing. He thought it was far more important to attack the Federal Governments Murray Darling Basin Scheme. Hedley Thomas, who has run so hard on this story for the Australian, ignored the story. And Michael O'Brien, the engineer who has so publicly condemned the dam operators was not to be heard. Their wisdom, it appears, is exclusively 20-20 hindsight.
Let's put this in context.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
In this post I will be returning again to the size of the Brisbane Flood. The reason for discussing these issues again is that I have some new and interesting information, and also because these issues continue to be revisited by people who are trying to drum up a witch hunt against either the dam operators or the state government (or both).