high water level in the river ?

i've been walking along the river a lot in recent times, and the water level seems a lot higher than usual ?


I checked the tide data and it doesnt look like it should be any higher than normal though....

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Wed, 2013-01-16 12:51

Went fishing at canning bridge last night and the water was splashing up over the path on the perth side. Ive never seen it that high ??


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 Its to do with the remnants

Wed, 2013-01-16 13:07

 Its to do with the remnants of the cyclone, BOM had a warning a couple of days back.

there is a component of the tides called "residual" which cant be predicted long term as it is due to atmospheric factors. Here in gero the residual is normally 00 to .3 meters over astronomical tide. Night before last it was .75, higher than ive ever seen it. Look at the tidal info for Geraldton Port Authority or Freo and it should show actual heights.




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Spot on

Wed, 2013-01-16 14:36


You can see it pretty clearly in the residual graph for Fremantle. 75cm above predicted tides at the moment.

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Same down here

Wed, 2013-01-16 16:22

was a very high tide around Geographe Bay yesterday, right to the top of the jetties in Port Geo and filled wonnerup inlet to as high as i've seen it.

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Thats what cyclones do

Wed, 2013-01-16 19:00

Thats what cyclones do

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Global warming

Wed, 2013-01-16 20:31

Yeh, some stupid bugger will probably attribute it to global warming! lol.


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Low atmospheric pressure from

Wed, 2013-01-16 20:52

Low atmospheric pressure from the low pressure system (ex cyclone) thats what storm surge is


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