Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Rising Water

We were moored between locks 9 and 10 on the Atherstone flight in the long pound.  Even here the water level was fluctuating, and we woke up on the tilt and had to slacken off the ropes.

The water level had risen to just below the bolt of the piling

The following morning, the water level had gone down

and continued to do so over the next couple of days.
Looking towards bridge 47 just above the bottom two locks at Atherstone,
Water had come up onto the towpath...
.... and drained into the River Anker below, which had a flood alert on it.

Looking across to the River Anker which had flooded into the fields below

As I said before - I'm glad we're not on a river!


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