On 12 December 2008 the Stirling North underpass was severely flooded after approximately 100 mm of rain fell in the hills around the Pichi Richi Pass, causing the Saltia and Mundallio creeks to flood. Water rushed over the levee banks and the eastern side of the cutting into the underpass, washing away the side of the cutting and undermining the earth under the track, and filling up the cutting with millions of litres of water.

Striling North Flood looking towards Port Augusta
Damage in the Underpass.
Pumping out the Underpass
Pumping out the Water.
Another view of the damage.
Two weeks after the flood.
There is track under there somewhere.
Ballasting has started.
 
 
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