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Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - the flood waters rise but my earthworks from 2022 hold firm

Tom Winnifrith
Wednesday 4 January 2023

Listeners to my bearcasts on Shareprophets know that I am set to plague the press office of United Utilities with obscure enquiries about reservoir levels here in North Wales. Here in the Dee valley the waters are rising as they always do at this time of year and always have done with or without the global warming spoof.  The apple orchard in photo one is now underwater but I plugged holes in the small levee last year and so the waters are yet to get to the base of the new elevated lawn and Ha Ha I built. And that structure is holding back the waters in the fields, now all underwater, so protecting the barns. So far so good and according to plan.

The third picture shows water getting into our garden then stretching out for miles across the river and into England. I do have some concrete slabs left and some rubble and so may need a new small third leveee but that would be a chore to make so I watch levels carefuly and mark my plans accordingly.


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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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