Photos of Local Flooding: Before and After

Two weeks ago our little creek, the Upper Mole River, was a raging torrent, and we reckoned that the water level was about 2 metres higher than usual … or approximately as deep as my Peder is tall. But pictures are always more impressive than words, so here are a few snaps to illustrate that point. These are high-water and normal-water level shoots.

These photos are ‘clickable’, by the way, should you want to view them in a larger size.

Impressive, don’t you think? And there’s another storm front blowing in next week.


17 Comments Add yours

  1. So much water everywhere in the country. It looks close to flooding over that low bridge so I hope you don’t get too much rain next week. Our ditches are full and overflowing in places with small ponds appearing in many fields. Thank goodness the Environment Agency have been given a kick up the proverbial and hopefully will concentrate their minds on those poor people who’ve been stuck in their flooded village for more than a month. Nature reserves are all very well, but I do wish they’d look after the rivers properly. (sorry, rant over)

    1. Misky says:

      These budget cuts make life very difficult for people right now, and certainly there’s been a lack of dredging rivers and keeping creeks clear of debris. The county council suggested that people muck-in and clear the creeks themselves. I think that’s a dangerous suggestion when our little creek was a raging river, sweeping away trees and undercutting the banks. People could drown in those conditions. Our little Mole River is back to its normal levels again, but it’s still flooded around the lowlands of Petsworth. And the rail line between Horsham and Dorking is still partially closed from a major land-slip. More rain tomorrow. (sigh)

  2. Mother nature is really not happy with what we have done with the world. So sad to see what is happening around the world with extreme weather.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    1. Misky says:

      The BBC just reported that January was the wettest ever. EVER!

  3. Glenda says:

    Wow that is impressive and scary. There are strange weather conditions everywhere.

    1. Misky says:

      Yes, everywhere, and that’s what’s so strange!

  4. Karen says:

    Way to much rainfall in your area. I hope you don’t get too much more when your next weather system passes through.

  5. J9 says:

    Frightening! I hope you all are safe during the next storm.

    1. Misky says:

      Safe as houses. Ours is on a hill, thankfully.

  6. narf77 says:

    Could you send us some of that gorgeous free water please? Here we are parched, arid and dry. When I pull the hose over to put water in the chooks (chickens) water bowls each morning a cloud of dust rises up as the precious droplets hit it…

    1. Misky says:

      I wish I could! Now there’s suggestion that this flooding will cause release of dormant bacteria. The troubles never end.


      1. narf77 says:

        Oh BOLLOCKS! Dormant bacteria?!!! At least our “dormant bacteria” would have all washed away thanks to the heavy rains that we had over our own winter…I guess this is the new norm now?

        1. Misky says:

          Seems so. I’m watching the neighbour’s secure lose items in the garden before the next storm blows through here. I really feel for the people living in the flooded areas.

          1. narf77 says:

            Can’t believe it is pavement meltingly hot here in Tassie and cold and flooded over there…I guess thems the breaks eh?

            1. Misky says:

              Seems so. Saw a hint of sun today. Nice to know that it’s still up. 🙂


              1. narf77 says:

                It is absent today so I recon you are borrowing it… you are welcome to it for a bit! 😉

  7. julespaige says:

    Looks like my creek out back…but I’ve no stone bridge.
    The water will surely be rising once all of our snow and ice melts.

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