Woden Flood MemorialPrint Page
Commemorates seven victims of the Woden Valley floods.
In January 1971, a severe storm caused flash-flooding and seven deaths due to drowning and injuries. Widespread flooding occurred in Woden Valley, south-east of the city, which rapidly filled the concrete-lined creek that ran beside the Woden Valley freeway. At the time of the storm, the freeway was packed with commuters heading home.
As the deluge began, the traffic halted and culverts at one end of the valley became blocked with debris. The backup sent a flash flood surging onto the freeway which engulfed more than a dozen cars and swept them into its torrent.
|Address:||Service Street, Parkland near Melrose Drive, Curtin, 2605|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.335889|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-January-1971|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-January-1971|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 26th January, 2010|
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