Heavy overnight rain swelled the creek on our property and we went for a walk with the digital camera to take photos. Three videos of the flow were also taken.
Son #1 seemed a bit bored so he was set the task of finding a program (for Ubuntu) to stitch the three videos together into one – along with some static text between each one. He found Kdenlive and it, and he, did a brilliant job:
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/KyJWyyJEocA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
In case the embedding doesn’t work, here’s a link to YouTube: Toms Gully Creek near Boorolong Road – 31 July 2010.
The creek has a mostly perennial flow, but will stop flowing during extended dry periods – such as one that only finished a few weeks prior. It was certainly a stark contrast.
Toms Gully Creek is a tributary of the Gwydir River including the Copeton Dam which is at 6% capacity. Hopefully this will knock that up a bit.