Originally Posted by Browntown
While checking out that video, I watched another flash flood video worth seeing from Australia:
this literally turns into a landslide and takes out a road. There looks like a recirculating wave that forms to the right of the road at the end too
Everythings BIG in the land down under!
Saw some sweet flash flood action in Canyonlands last October. It had been raining a bunch off and on for several days, and right as we get near the confluence, some unnamed side canyon just goes off with probably 200-300 cfs. You could see the water even pouring off the rim, which was a good 1500 vertical feet above us, in a 300+ ft waterfall, and just rage through a half mile of class VI chocolate whitewater down to the river. Those rains were enough to really kick up the river too. The week or two before, Cat was only flowing it's normal October 8-10 grand, and by the day of our launch, had spiked to a good 40-50 level. Big ass water late in the year = fun.