"Brady Creek"

The Brady Creek commences West of Robertstown within the Northern Mount Lofty Ranges at Ngapala and its path goes in a Northerly direction and then turns East for approximately 3 Kilometres, turns Right in a Southerly direction for approximately another 3 Kilometres and then comes out of the ranges and then flows South Easterly finishing up to create the "Robertstown Lagoon".

There are 8 times where it crosses roads and it can depend on how the rain falls which can vary the depth at its peak.

When there is a huge thunderstorm/s and rain falls in a short period of time it can flow high and there are times where vehicles cannot cross it as against long continuous steady rain it commences flowing slowly and does not run very high but for a long time and vehicles can cross it.

In 1974, when Robertstown had a record rainfall for the year of 793.9 mm - 3176 points, the lagoon filled up to the extent that the water went over the road and washed sections of it away. The road was closed and when the water receded, the local council repaired the road and built it up at the same time so this would not occur again.

" Brady Creek - 2016"

On Wednesday, 28th and Thursday 29th September 2016 within the state of South Australia there were extreme weather conditions where there was a large amount of wind and rain, including a complete power failure which caused the Brady Creek located West of Robertstown to flow where the water finishes up in the "Robertstown Lagoon".

This does not happen every year.

The South Australian Bureau of Meteorology recorded Rainfall for the 24 Hours to 9am Thursday, 29 September 2016 in the Lower North of South Australia the following amounts of rain in Millimetres:

Robertstown 26
Point Pass 23
Eudunda

30

Hansborough

29

Marrabel

26

Mintaro

53

Clare 54
Saddleworth 36
Nuriootpa 23
Morgan 15
Loxton 11
Bridgewater/Lenswood 78

The evidence of what occurred is shown below.

Photos - Taken from Inspiration Point and followed along the creek to the first crossing which was empty at the time on Brady Creek Road west of Robertstown.

Videos taken at various places where the creek flows and crosses roads.

       
       
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