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vtsnowedin
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UK flooding?

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Any member here getting flooded?
Some pretty dramatic film on the morning news from Wales I believe.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/vid ... ales-video
fuzzy
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Our Town on the river Teme has flooded again. The Teme is an odd river with many rivers flowing in. It is known as the fastest rising river in the UK. This is due to geology. It now flows a long way from Wales to the Severn. Before the ice age it drained into the Wye, but new valleys were cut so it now behaves badly. The gov could sort out out flooding, but as with everything, its sloppy.

Near our neighbourhood:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... oramio.jpg
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fuzzy wrote:Our Town on the river Teme has flooded again. The Teme is an odd river with many rivers flowing in. It is known as the fastest rising river in the UK. This is due to geology. It now flows a long way from Wales to the Severn. Before the ice age it drained into the Wye, but new valleys were cut so it now behaves badly. The gov could sort out out flooding, but as with everything, its sloppy.

Near our neighbourhood:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... oramio.jpg
A pretty valley there. Did the change in river course come from the canal building of the early 1800s?
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Post by fuzzy »

That valley is on top of a ridge - a 'hanging valley'. We have a lot round here. The geography is very interesting visually because it was in the very edge of the last ice age:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Glacial_Period

Large lakes of meltwater built up because we were the lower latitude edge but very hilly. As the glaciers receded, the lakes burst and cut many dramatic steep valleys in high places and rerouted rivers. We have very strange geology [some of earth's oldest] and our land mass started at the South pole.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7401/1582 ... 9ef8_k.jpg
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Post by eatyourveg »

No flooding, but the water level is about an inch below the soil surface. If this continues I anticipate being able to offer walking on water as a religious experience.
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