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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

County Lock


Those of you who follow my blog may remember on Monday I showed a photo of murals along underpass where I said at the end of which was the River Kennet, well this is what it was like at the time which was Christmas Eve.  The river flows into the Thames a mile further along but when it floods it overflows upstream past the lock here.

 The ripple to the right of the picture is a weir

 The underpass  with the murals is off to the left of he photo I'll post another photo  next week showing the shopping center which was also flooded

33 comments:

  1. Pretty high water levels - does it flood often?
    Liz

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    1. Only when the Thames floods after heavy reain. A lady I was talking too said it can get worse than this

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  2. Having grown up on the Mississippi River, this is a scene I used to see almost every year in the spring. Sometimes it would be worse than others but, it was always destructive.

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    1. Now that is a river I would like to see, always facinated me after seein the riverboats on it

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  3. Water is extremely powerful when it rushes. Very scary!

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    1. Yes as I know firsthand. I jumpped in a flow like that once for a laugh on a rope, I was taken downstream very quick and the rope ran out so my mates pulled me back. Not sure I'd want to get caught it it though asit is very dangerous

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  4. A lot of water in the small town.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  5. Living so close to the Mississippi as a child gave me great respect for the power of water. These pictures show that power.

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    1. Yes even though it is a small river there is a lot of water going through here

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    1. You should see the Thames, they have to close roads and bridges along it

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  7. We are experiencing a drought here in California, so our rivers are reduced to a low trickle, transformed from their usual wintry raging. We need rain, but as so often happens when it comes it all comes at once, and we end up with scenes like this. Lovely, but too high and destructive.

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    1. I thought in your last blog you had snow and were suffering from a broken boiler so did not realize you suffered from drought.

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    2. Here's an article about in the San Francisco Chronicle:
      http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Lawmakers-ask-Brown-to-declare-California-drought-5055721.php
      We did have 7 inches of snow, but that's the first real bit of precipitation we've had all year. And, it's melting away pretty quickly. It's not going to do much for the replenishing the watersheds. The furnace was repaired. Waking up in a warm house is truly a gift when it's been below-freezing cold for a week!

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    3. I can Imagen it is. Thanks for the link

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    1. "O" yes your right there a serious amount

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  9. That looks seriously scary! (Appreciate your comments on my pillbox post. Great hobby of yours and interesting post about Thames pillboxes. Thanks.)

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    1. It does look that way but I always think the Thames looks worse when it floods

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    2. Meant to say the Pillboxes are something I felt needed recording, I'm in the process of recording the ones along the Kennet now

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    1. O yes, it's not something you would want to fall in round that area

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  11. Water is a good thing, but too much water isn't that funny. Hopefully this turned out ok? Great pictures!

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    1. It took weeks to go down but it's all ok now till the next time

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    1. I think the level may have dropped a little or had not peeked at the time so there would have been more.

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  13. I enjoy your blog very much Bill. Heard all about the flooding over there. These photos are very dramatic. I've always been afraid of rushing water, so I am glad to read the lady saying it wasn't as bad as in some years, bad enough I know. I'm already following you and you are in my blog roll also. Your photos are a very nice reminder of home :)

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    1. I have posted a few from the Thames round where I live but there was a couple of places I would like to have visited but did not get the chance.

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  14. There's a lot of power in all that water. It's both pretty and scary, if that makes sense.

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  15. There is so much power in water...great shots!!

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    1. Your right there as another photo of mine can testify

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