Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Just as I thought it was getting better

The News reports have all been saying that the situation along the Thames is meant to be getting better, with water levels subsiding. They are predicting that levels may rise again as rain further upstream runs off the waterlogged land, but that there should be a few days of respite first. I was surprised, therefore, to find that The Old Deer Park by Twickenham Bridge has its temporary (hopefully) lake back.

Now, it is possible that this is due to a high tide earlier this morning, which was about 4.7 meters,  but that is not an unusually high tide, so I think it is unlikely that was the cause. Possibly it was the combination of a high tide and water logged ground causing the water table to rise. Whatever it was, let's hope the situation sorts itself out soon and all those unfortunate people whose homes and businesses are under water, get some respite soon.

Roll on some fine weather.

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