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Puddle-Jumper #46

A cache by BaLuke Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/06/2013
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A quick cache that let's you appreciate the depth of this flood bowl before you.

Cache is fairy typically hidden in a common way.

One fateful night in 2009 the surrounding suburbs were hit by a torrential 100 year downpour that exceeded the drainage systems capacity to cope. This bowl in the gully of Lynwood Parade soon filled and submerged a large part of the road. 
A traveler unfamiliar with the street, drove into the flat expanse of water in the reduced visibility thinking it was the continuation of the road. Upon realising his predicament as the engine stalled with the vehicle partially submerged, the weight of the water prevented the doors opening, thoughts of escape we're hampered by the failure of the electrical systems ability to operate the windows!
As the rising water level rapidly reduced his breathable air pocket, and being unable to break the glass, it was only a matter of time before his oxygen supply would be exhausted. 
Emergency services arrived like a knight in shining armor in the nick of time, called by the motorist who was next on the scene as the drama unfolded.

These trees are well above the "high tide mark" of that fateful evening, before the drainage system was upgraded. You should be safe unless its a 200 yr storm, or if the blackberries are in season.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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