We have been in a drought for the last 13 years, and over time have come to expect only small amounts of rain in winter. So the last week in Victoria has taken many people by suprise.
Here is why.
This is a bridge near where I work on the 5th July 2010. Apparently there is a creek bed under that bridge and weed. Must be a long way down.
The very same bridge on the 12th August 2010. Can't even see those weeds anymore. Funnily enough, there is a park just near the bridge which is completely under water.
And the local sheep, living on their 'island'. The poor things were stranded up there, luckily their owner rescued them and brought them to slightly less waterlogged land!