“Mt Morris” Station has been officially recording rainfall and river heights since 1886 – some 126 years “officially“!
However some 20 years prior to this “official” recording there were also records kept.
“Mt Morris” Station was settled in 1866, as with all Stations, recording the seasonal paddock conditions goes hand in hand, the rainfall, and river height recordings as well.
Today in 2012, some people receive a stipend for reading and recording river and /or rainfall measurements from the Bureau of Meteorology in Queensland.
We here at “Mt Morris” Station choose not to.
We believe that recording river and rainfall measurements is in some small way contributing to the community downstream of “Mt Morris” on the Langlo River system.
Our recordings here, enable informed decisions to be made by other Station owners and managers to protect and best manage their livestock movements onto higher ground, in times of flood, and indeed hopefully enable families to have enough time to reach Charleville and other centres to stock up on medical and food supplies before flood waters arrive and they are isolated.
Here are some photos of the Jan 2012 Flood at “Mt Morris” Station, Charleville.
Photos taken as the Langlo River is rising, to breaking its banks, surrounding the homestead complex making it an island in the very distance, as you will see.
The wildlife had to quickly escape the river, as it gained speed with the volume of water it was sending down. A photo shows a Kangaroo, who did make it to safety.
A farm dog, “Froddo” and another Kangaroo were enjoying the soaking flood waters, that breathe life into our land.
You will also see the flood indicators, and see father and son, wading through flood waters to read the Flood Gauge located on the banks of the Langlo River, to warn others downstream of the rising river.
Here on this website from Weather Zone are records from “Mt Morris” Station, Queensland, Australia. We invite you to have a look around Weather Zone site, and go back in time to visit the recordings here, on “Mt Morris” Station.