Monday, December 19, 2011

Port Focus review of 2011: 2 of 6

A wet year: It rained more often than in previous years. 804 mm of rain has been recorded to 20 December - the biggest annual figure since 1993. 105 mm fell overnight on February 4/5 which caused localised flooding. The rain has made our parks look lush and helped the many new street trees off to a good start. Rain also brought stormwater and associated litter onto our beaches. 3207 Beach Patrol consolidated this year with monthly group cleans over the summer. At the end of 2011, there is a greater presence in the landscape of measures to slow and cleanse stormwater as it makes its way out into Port Phillip Bay. Streetscape works, such as in Station St, now divert stormwater onto the large trees.

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