Following images of water flowing in the Todd River - 19 January, 2007
The Todd River saw more rain as floodwaters hit Alice Springs on
Thursday. Two children playing on the Palm Circuit causeway were rescued by
police after being swept away in the floodwaters.
All causeways in the town were closed except for the Taffy Pick Crossing at
Stephens Road. In fact there were many roads in Central Australia closed or had
water over them, after the Wednesday night deluge. By late morning the flow at
the northern end of town had peaked at about 1.5 metre deep, reaching from bank
to bank, and which was the highest since January 2001, when it reached 1.7 metre
with the river breaking its banks.