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[Mar. 11th, 2008|03:47 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Ooh, the Thames is very full, and it's about three quarters of an hour before high tide. This could be fun.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-03-11 03:48 pm (UTC)
I don't really understand. Our canal is very full too. Did it really rain THAT much? It hadn't rained in ages previously, and it was only one day of showers on and off. Did some water come in from somewhere else? Please help,
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-03-11 03:53 pm (UTC)
PS it was merely windy. Like all of Marches past and future.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-03-11 03:58 pm (UTC)
I don't know how canals work, but I suspect part of it with the river is that since it rained lots yesterday, it's all made it's way down from the hills and the higher rivers and tributaries in general. Where I am now is very low down the river, so it will have built up a bit by now.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-03-11 04:10 pm (UTC)
But did it really rain lots? It was very off and on as far as I could tell--it was just the wind that made it look worse.
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[User Picture]From: pink_weasel
2008-03-11 05:07 pm (UTC)
I didn't read anything about flooding in the news. They might have closed the Thames barrier, they do that about 25 times a year.
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[User Picture]From: k425
2008-03-12 09:40 am (UTC)
It doesn't need to have rained lots where you are. If it rained lots 20 miles away where the rivers rise, they're going to get flooded.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-03-12 09:42 am (UTC)
Ahh, good point. I am bad at water.
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[User Picture]From: k425
2008-03-12 10:16 am (UTC)
Water is trickly. Tricky, even. I understand it a lot more now I live on the edge of the Pennines - we can have a few clear days but the local becks can be in full spate because it's rained (or snowed and melted) further up the hills.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2008-03-11 05:10 pm (UTC)
also it's a v high tide today anyway i think, so rain or no, it would be higher than usual...
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[User Picture]From: perfectlyvague
2008-03-11 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, they get higher towards the equinox, March tides are always biggies.
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