Thursday, September 27, 2012

Going Down…

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.

In comparison, this was taken from the same spot on 8th SeptemberSAM_2992 Onto the Ouse

And today…SAM_3498 Selby Lock
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.

Flood GateSAM_3504 Flood Gate at Selby Lock

Looking downstreamSAM_3501 Selby Lock

We’ve got the local coalman coming this afternoon, so I’ve got to sort out the roof a bit.

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John F said...

I was born in Selby, and mom grew up there. Great photos.

John F said...

Thanks for the photos of Selby. I was born there and moms family is still in the area.

Geoff and Mags said...

Hi John
Am going to have a walk around the town tomorrow, camera in hand. Watch this space!

Geoff and Mags said...

Hi again John
Just checked your profile. You're a long way from home, old lad!