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Problem of the Week

Swelling River Height

Last week, motorists were warned about the swelling of the Todd River at Alice Springs. The area was hit with the heaviest rain in 20 years. Can you see any problem with the news report in this image?


It says 100m of rainfall instead of 100mm!

Do you know of any place that comes anywhere near to that daily rainfall record?

The closest I can find was 1.8 metres that fell in 24 hours in Foc Foc, La Réunion on 7-8 Jan 1966.

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