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On blogging the flood – the aftermath

When I left you yesterday we were still expecting some more water.  It never came.  In fact, by sunset the river was well on its way to being back where it’s supposed to be.

Muddy flooded road
Though it left behind plenty of mud.

Actually, the river’s drainage is quite effective and the moment new water stops coming in from upstream it quickly reverts to its normal level.  The exception was in 1988 when some trees got caught underneath the bridge by the weir and formed a dam.  That time the river rose until it covered the surface of the bridge visible in the background on this photo.

Speaking of the weir, yesterday morning it looked like this: Continue reading “On blogging the flood – the aftermath”