The Ouse peaked earlier this morning, rising to 5.1 metres above normal. The Fire Service has been hard at work all night, pumps running flat out to keep the water level in the York down. They’ve also been occupied further upstream at Boroughbridge. They’ve done a fine job. Here at Selby there were some concerns that the river may breach the defences, but in the end they were unfounded. It’s still pretty high, though.
I shot a video this morning at about 09:30, the river had dropped about a foot from the high tide mark by then. It’s quite a big file, so if you can’t stream it then just look at the stills below.
Here’s the movie… It starts looking upstream towards the Railway Swing Bridge, then pans round to the south.http://youtu.be/m1Dt77SwwKw
In comparison, this was taken from the same spot on 8th September
Nice day, though.
I thought it looked a bit dodgy when the flood barrier above the top gates of the lock was rolled out yesterday afternoon.
We’ve got the local coalman coming this afternoon, so I’ve got to sort out the roof a bit.
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