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Current water in brisbane ranges

Postby RossageRoll » Fri 08 Mar, 2019 8:29 pm

Hi everyone!

Wondering if anyone has been in the brisbane ranges recently and knows how the tanks are looking? More specifically old mildd and little river. It hasn't rained too much and i'm a little concerned :(

Thanks!
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Re: Current water in brisbane ranges

Postby RossageRoll » Wed 13 Mar, 2019 2:29 pm

For anyone wondering we found some water in the tank at little river (low levels though) and plenty at Stony point picnic area. Boar gully extremely low
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Re: Current water in brisbane ranges

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 16 Mar, 2019 2:34 pm

To be expected, we haven't had real rain in years
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Current water in brisbane ranges

Postby RossageRoll » Wed 20 Mar, 2019 12:49 pm

It looks it out there
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Re: Current water in brisbane ranges

Postby bigkev » Sat 27 Apr, 2019 6:19 pm

I was poking around the Brisbane Ranges this morning when I passed through the Old Mill Walkers Camp. Wandering over to the water tank to check how much water it had in it I found toilet paper in the tank inlet :shock: I'm not sure how it got there but it had obviously been there during yesterday's rain as it was now pretty well mulched. I scrapped it out as best I could, but I'd be treating the tank water at Old Mill for awhile!

Oh yeah, the tank was about a third full.

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And After.... I'd definitely be treating it!
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Re: Current water in brisbane ranges

Postby bigkev » Fri 09 Jul, 2021 5:19 pm

Hi Guys,

Just a quick heads up.

I decided to do a quick two day walk on the Burchell Trail last weekend - spending last Friday Night at Old Mill Camp.

It's been over two years since I took the above photo so I assumed the water would be OK with some treatment - I think I assumed wrong! A week later and it looks like I've picked up a case of giardia. My best guess is it was this tank, as I picked up water from it on Friday afternoon and then again on Saturday morning. I did grab a couple of litres from the tank at Little River Camp when I passed through later that day so that can't be ruled out.

It looks like some people are toileting in the area outside the long drop at Old Mill Camp?? and I'm guessing that birds are grabbing the toilet paper and dropping it on the roof of the long drop - from where it can get washed into the tank - although there are a lot of assumptions in that theory!

I'm thinking I might up grade my treatment system - I generally just use tablets in Australia however it might be time for a Sawyer Squeeze or Katadyn Be Free.

Cheers
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Re: Current water in brisbane ranges

Postby indented » Fri 09 Jul, 2021 5:28 pm

Thanks for the update Kevin, heading there soon so might have to carry a bit extra!
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Re: Current water in brisbane ranges

Postby Baeng72 » Sat 10 Jul, 2021 1:26 pm

Hey BigKev, you used tablets and still go Giardia?
what kind of tablets?
I used chlorine tablets when in doubt, and usually fitler with sawyer mini or BeFree.
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Re: Current water in brisbane ranges

Postby bigkev » Sat 10 Jul, 2021 6:02 pm

Hi Baeng,

I just use Aquatabs. I'm wondering if they may actually be out of date? - there hasn't been a lot of overnight walking going on for me in the last couple of years :(

The worst thing about being crook this weekend has been that the weather has been sensational for walking.
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