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Storms and floods devastate Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks

The destructive storm that hit The Gap on Sunday 16 November has undone years of work rehabilitating Enoggera and Fish Creeks in The Gap.

All sites in The Gap west from The Gap Central have sustained major damage with hundreds of major trees knocked down or snapped in two. The full extent of the damage is still emerging but Riaweena and Yoorala Streets have been hit very hard. Some of the worst damage was along Fish Creek from Bromwich Street downstream.

The SOWN nursery came through relatively unscathed although access has been blocked due to trees down in the park. Walton Bridge Reserve sustained some damage but the worst of the storm hit west from there. We don't have news of some sites because the areas were still inaccessible.

Walton Bridge in Flood, 20 November 08


storms and floods smash Enoggera Catchment Nov 08
Photo: Anne Jones

Clearing work underway, near Wittonga Park


storms and floods smash Enoggera Catchment Nov 08
Photo: Robert Whyte

Bridge under water and debris, Nicholas Park


storms and floods smash Enoggera Catchment Nov 08
Photo: Robert Whyte

Yoorala Street Boardwalk 1


storms and floods smash Enoggera Catchment Nov 08
Photo: Scott Brown

Yoorala Street Boardwalk 2


storms and floods smash Enoggera Catchment Nov 08
Photo: Scott Brown

Tree in Enoggera Creek


storms and floods smash Enoggera Catchment Nov 08
Photo: Scott Brown