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Monday, 13 January 2014

The Floods


Well you have all heard about or seen the floods over here in the UK and seen some of the Thames which I have shown from Wallingford Bridge. Today I'll show some of the floods themselves.

 Thursday was the highest level and if you look you can see a line on the right marking the 1894 level. I might add the flood level so far was just shy of the 2003 one.

St Peter's Church with the river creeping up near the wall
Any one want to park here.
This is the Thames Path 

 This dude was paddling around in the riverside meadow
Along with a couple of swans. Have a great day
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

34 comments:

  1. Good job I'm not trying to walk the Thames path at the moment as I think I would need scuba gear.

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    1. You could use a cano like the guy in the floods.

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  2. Oh, it's terrible ... What shall I say. We have to pray, that the water goes by ...

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    1. It has and is now going down. Oxford is open again

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  3. Wow - that is an amazing amount of water! Hope things dry up for your area very soon.

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    1. It amazes me how much there is flowing through, I think it was 95 tons a second going through the weirs at Osney in Oxofrd

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  4. ohmy! so much water your way, too much snowfall in the other parts and for us here in california, we're looking at drought. we need some rain, ASAP.

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    1. Think most of us here woul love you to have some of it

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  5. Swans in your driveway would get my attention. I love the expanse of photo 1.

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    1. We used to get them coming up the ramp to the kitchen at one place I woked beside the Thames, thought it was cool. Thanks for the comment Colleen

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  6. That is a lot of flooding! Nice shots though.

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  7. It is good in your case, but in our cases here in the country, properties are destroyed and people die when there are floods. Yesterday, just a Low Pressure Area produced lots of water that killed some people produced landslides in Mindanao and a lot of damages.

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    1. We have had our fair share of damage and landslides here but I did not mention that two people died in the floods in Oxford. Water will cause damage depending on the environment we live in. Thanks for visiting

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  8. You have taken beautiful photos, Bill!

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  9. Gosh - it really was bad! Hope that's the end of the rain for a while!
    Liz

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    1. I could do with a dry spell to sort out my garden, to wet to do anything at the moment

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  10. Hari Om
    I saw a news bulletin about a youngster wake-boarding behind a 4x4, so I guess there are may who can see the fun and positive side to all the nuisance! More rain on the way too, if todays forecast to be believed. YAM xx

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    1. Saw a couple of people in canoes round here though I doubt they went out into the main stream. We had some last night but we are still waiting for more

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  11. I imagine a good deal more damage will be revealed once the water drains away! Very sad.

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    1. A lot of ruind crops to start with, the floods are not only the reiveside meadows, many field were as well.

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  12. You certainly have more than your share of water. I've seen some other flood pictures posted on Flickr too.

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    1. I think we have had our fare share of every one elses water as well. Some amazing arial shots on Flickr

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  13. It looks like the guy with the boat has the right idea. I love the swans and they look like they are happy about all the extra water.

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    1. He did though I'm not sure where he came from. Someone else was canoeing on the other side of the bridge as well

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  14. Wow! I am jealous though. The nearby reservoir (to Hollister) is the lowest I have ever seen it. Hope we get rain soon.

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    1. I hope you get some, save us getting it all then

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  15. I have never seen floods like this in person. It must be scary.

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    1. It is if your near them but stand clear view them it is ok

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  16. I imagine the only ones to appreciate all that water are the swans. Beautiful shots!

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    1. The ducks are quite happy there as well

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