Thursday, 19 July 2012

In full flood


Another shot of the weir by Saltaire's New Mill. You can fully appreciate the amount of rain we've had when you see how fierce the flow of water over the weir is (and how a hydro-electric plant here might make sense, to harness all that power). I found watching the water was utterly mesmerising, like watching waves on the sea - and the noise was deafening. Isn't nature amazing? Though we so often wish for the exact opposite of what is happening with the weather.... and different parts of the world seem to have swapped their weather patterns just lately.
For a comparison with the more usual view at this spot, see this:


7 comments:

  1. It was just like this when we visited and the lower foot paths through Robert's park were also closed due to flooding.

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  2. Amazing! and this is your Summer ... it changes the whole landscape.

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  3. Frightening- take care- at last the jet stream is moving north of the UK, so I hope these waters subside, until the autumn at least... Nature is amazing yes, and human mess it up too much.

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  4. Woohoo that is a lot of water in a rush to get away. I hope Saltare hasn't been damaged by floods.

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  5. Wow, that's a lot of water! Our midwest could use a little of that.

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  6. We've seen a bit of that this week too.

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  7. This year would be a good one for a hydro project. Plenty of rain.

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