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Taken this afternoon and a very topical post for those living in the south or west of the UK. The floods are back with some parts experiencing very serious problems today. The river levels are rising and coastal areas expect a tidal surge tonight. The top reaches of the River Arun passes at the bottom of our village so we took a short 10 minute walk from our house to see how the river was coping. This picture is not of the river but of a field! The river has completely burst its banks and flooded all the farmers fields. The flooding stretches for miles. The water levels further downstream in Pulborough are rising rapidly and expected to cause serious flooding once again (please see my recent post of the sunset over the flood plain). It has now been reported that it has been the wettest January ever recorded - I really hope it stops soon especially so that the families so badly affected can get back to a normal life. The worst effected area seems to be the Somerset Levels in England's West country where houses and farms are completely cut off by large expanses of water.

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1522 W: 0 N: 3658] (18155)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2014-02-01
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-01 9:59
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