Fires are not the only natural disasters that can benefit from the BushfireLIVE camera network. There is a very similar benefit applicable to floods.
In the 2021 floods in the Hawkesbury the waters rose extremely quickly and a lot of people – and especially their animals – got caught out by the inundation.
The same cameras that are used for bushfires can also be used to monitor water levels and provide situational awareness to the community during times of flood.
This is an example of one of our cameras being used for flood watch in the Lake Tahoe area
View towards Richmond from The Terrace