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Somerset Levels flooding.
Discussion started by Clarence Parker (IP Logged), 02 February, 2014 12:45
Clarence Parker
Clarence Parker
02 February, 2014 12:45
May I express my sincere sympathies to all those who have suffered as a result of the terrible flooding of the Levels for such an extended period.

Let us hope that, as a result of the publicity of their plight in the media, the authorities (whomsoever they be) will act decisively and urgently to reduce the possibility of a repeat happening in the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, my thoughts are with all those who are affected.

Mike BOS
Mike TA1
07 February, 2014 14:46
My photos taken of the flood water in the River Tone.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Nature/RiverToneunderPrioryBridge5thFebruary2014.jpg

I know somebody said the water wasn't so high as last year, maybe it wasn't on this stretch of the water but it was high enough to cover the footpath under Priory Bridge, taken 5th February 2014.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Nature/RiverToneFirepoolWeir5thFebruary20142.jpg

Part of the Firepool Weir with parts of trees trapped in the water taken 5th February 2014.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Nature/RiverToneFirepoolWeir5thFebruary2014.jpg

Full view of the Firepool Weir taken 5th February 2014

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Nature/RiverToneFlooding5thFebruary20149.jpg

Below Firepool Weir showing how high the water was on 5th February 2014. I was taking photos two days earlier about ten feet down on the grass bank you can only see just a small portion of.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Nature/RiverToneFirepoolWeir2ndFeb2014.jpg

This is what the Firepool Weir looked like two days earlier 3rd February 2014.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Nature/RiverToneTauntonbelowFirepoolWeir1993.jpg

And this is what below the Firepool Weir looked like in 1993, although most of the vegetation is now gone and there is development on both sides of the river the River Tone is not much different in size in dry weather has seen in this photo.


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