9 Jun 2012

The river level!

Even though I was kept slightly awake by heavy persistent rain on my roof window in the early hours of Saturday I was not prepared to see the river level so high this morning when I went out to buy my newspaper!

The weir was totally washed out with large quantities of debris floating down the river. I glanced at the
Environment Agency river levels data for Northenden Weir this afternoon which confirmed that the level had risen very quickly overnight! I imagine that they will at least be considering opening the sluice gates at Stenner Woods in Didsbury to reduce the level.

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