Friday I showed a little of the Thames at Cholsey Marsh so I though I would do a little bit about this as previously I was in Wallingford and went along to the Thames to get some photos of the flooding. Wallingford Bridge makes a good vantage point to look at the Thames. Check out the links as you read though to see how bad it has been.
Above we look upstream of the bridge. Back in Jan 2013 I took this photo of a narrow boat that had sunk in the floods because the owner did not slacken the ropes.
I noticed another one inn the photo above only this one had floated into the adjoining meadow. I have not been back to see it they managed to move it back on the Thames now it has gone down
These are the river meadows beside the Thames over towards Crowmarsh.
Right the riverside park at Wallingford which as you can see is flooded. In the past the water is so high the car park is well under water. Not only that the houses out of photo to the right have had narrow escapes
The Boathouse which is now a restaurant and bar is in the clear here but in the past it has not been so lucky as you can see in the link where the water came inside
The bridge has always been a marker point for me where I would go to see how high the level went
This link shows how high it gets
The flood marks from the past make interesting reading, the 1894 one is the highest level
One mark has no date an I wonder if if some person scribed the line but did not put a date. Check out this link to see panoramic view's of how bad it has been. Lucky this year it was not so bad but who know how this will change in the future.
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The river is very high, let's hope there is some dry weather in March to give tha land a chance to recover.ReplyDelete
Yes no waling along the path at the moment. The land does need to recover even my lawn is soddenDelete
Wow, you sure can see that the river has risen to very high levels. Hopefully it will recede soon and not cause more damage. I checked out your links to the previous floods, wow, they are incredible to see.ReplyDelete
We were lucky this time it could be a lot worse like you saw in the linksDelete
Oh dear! :-o Some of the rivers in Sweden on the south/east has also been flooded after all the blowing....ReplyDelete
I wonder how it would be if we has snow like that as wellDelete
I read news reports about the flooding, but your pictures really show how bad it was. I hope the waters have subsided by now.ReplyDelete
Gives an idea, the places you read about were far worse than that, one of them I travel through on a regular basis the homes along the road are flooded outDelete
Wow! So much water!ReplyDelete
Yes lots but the rain we had lately has now died down so the water is recedingDelete
Hope people are safe and water is lower very soon - so much damage and the farmers are, I'm sure, going to have a hard spring. Take care when you're out and about in your wellies - and thanks for sharing the photos.ReplyDelete
We are lucky we did not get it bad apart from a few flooded fields, it's other parts of the country sufferedDelete
I can see that the river has risen to very high levels! Interesting photos!ReplyDelete
Wow! That would be scary if you lived or had business along the river. Thanks for the photos and links.ReplyDelete
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