Riverbed 'Dry for 10 Years' Floods at Drought-Hit Property in Dunedoo, New South Wales

Residents in the drought-struck town of Dunedoo, New South Wales, battled minor flooding after thunderstorms swept through the region on February 17.

Roads and fields were flooded and a warning was issued for those with property and livestock based near rivers and creeks.

“Land owners and farmers adjacent to rivers and creeks should monitor river levels and the weather, and: If necessary relocate or secure farm machinery, irrigation pumps and other equipment; Consider when to move livestock as roads may close early; If necessary, relocate or move livestock to higher ground,” an alert from the New South Wales State Emergency Service said.

This footage shows a riverbed that had been “dry for more than 10 years”, flooded with running water. A water tank can be seen floating atop the floodwater which submerged a fence, according to property owner Angela Edwards, who filmed the video.

“I got stuck going to a meeting and watched lightning hit the ground in a big puff of water and steam about 2 km from my car,” she said.

“I turned around and went home. At least we got trapped at home, not at work.” Credit: Angela Edwards via Storyful