Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Water, water everywhere...

UK readers will not need reminding that the last few months have been a bit on the damp side. In fact, record amounts of rainfall have been descending on us since December and only now are things beginning to dry out.

We live very close to the Thames and we have watched in alarm as floods have moved to within a few miles of us. It seems, though, that a decision was made not to open the lock at Teddington and allow the Thames to flood below that point. The land either side of the Thames immediately above Teddington was under water but below the lock the only floods seemed to be on flood plain with no houses threatened. Even so, the river flowed high and fast. It was very dramatic. I took these photos within fifteen minutes walk of home.

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