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The Flood Tree

Originally located on the riverbank upstream from the Loxton boat ramp, this tree displays brass pegs indicating water levels of high rivers experienced between 1931 and 1974. The late Mr Franz (Frank) Hentschke was responsible for inserting the pegs into the tree. The pegs were stamped with the month and year of each flood. Levels shown here are indicative of the water level at its original location, which sat below this site. The true 1956 flood level for this exact location is indicated on the tree with a ring of white paint.

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The Flood Tree

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Allen Hosking Drive - Loxton SA 5333
Email: The Loxton Historical Village

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