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Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: the flood waters rise to within 34 cm of the all time recorded high

Tom Winnifrith
Sunday 22 October 2023

Yesterday afternoon the Dee hit 8.98 metres, 34 centimetres off its stated all time high in 2001. At that point the local measuring station stopped taking measurements leaving us having to guess which way the waters were heading. Actually I think the river was higher last February but the NRW website is just wrong.  But as you can see below the waters were high. The waters were in the farmyard, in our back garden about a yard from the steps, and if you left the farmyard and went into the fields the waters were everywhere.

The lower orchard was underwater. The last photos are the views from the elevated lawn I built. It has done its job, protecting the barns but the fields are well underwater. It looks as if my newly planted apple trees have survived but only time will tell. Floating down the river in the last photo is an industrial bin. 

This morning there is no rain and the sun is shining. It looks to me as if the waters are slowly receding.

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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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