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Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - River Dee hits 20 year high, waters reach house

Tom Winnifrith
Monday 17 February 2020

The Dee at the local measuring station hit 9 metres 28.4 centimetres in the early morning just 8 centimetres below the 2000 high. The effects on the Welsh Hovel were, as you can see below, dramatic.

The first four pictures are of the back garden which is above an orchard now totally underwater. In the third you can see the water just reaching the bottom step at the back door of the 19th century annexe, the “modern” bit of the farmhouse.  The next two are of the farmyard and the grass track which leads down to the river and out to the fields. The last three are of the small paddock behind the barns. The two fields beyond it are now completely submerged. 

The good news is that the latest reading is 9.217 metres so the waters are slowly going down. The bad news is that the ground is waterlogged and heavy rains are forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. 

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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