Water, Water Everywhere by fishers

Water, Water Everywhere

A break from my Midsomer memories today, and back to the present for this shot of the new lake on Clifton Ings. York is back in the news with the River Ouse breaking it's banks and spreading flood water in parts of the city.

The good news is that despite the river being about 4.8 metres above normal, the flood defences have performed as they should and the protected areas have been safe. Some unprotected areas were affected, but the total number of properties affected was quite small.

This shot shows part of the flood defence system. Clifton Ings are surrounded by a flood bank, lowest close to the river, so water can be diverted onto this land and reduce the height of the flood in the city centre. Water held here is then released as the level of the river drops.

This shot was taken late yesterday afternoon with the sun low in the sky. Normally there is a stream beside the row of trees, and the river itself is in the distance. I am on the flood bank on the eastern side of the Ings.

Ian
Good news about the flood defences working and that only a small part of the city has been affected. Looking forward to returning to York.
January 23rd, 2021  
Goodness, well at least something is working!
January 23rd, 2021  
Great to know the defences are working - that looks like a lot of water! Still, it makes a beautiful shot!
January 23rd, 2021  
Good that it works but a shame it happens.
January 23rd, 2021  
incredible - stay safe!
January 23rd, 2021  
Great capture. Glad to here there is only minimal damage
January 23rd, 2021  
Lovely capture
January 23rd, 2021  
Crikey that's a lot of water, makes an excellent photo though fav
January 23rd, 2021  
What a beautiful shot. Good to hear that the defences are holding up. Fav.
January 23rd, 2021  
That's a lot of water! But I'm glad to hear there is only minimal damage.
January 23rd, 2021  
Glad for only minimal flooding. the trees show the height of water.
January 23rd, 2021  
Great shot of the flood . Good the defence system has work well. Our water policy is : give the river the space it need and control the floods.
January 23rd, 2021  
Lovely sunset over all the water!
January 23rd, 2021  
OMG this looks like a large lake. Good to read that till now everything is under control.
January 24th, 2021  
@bybri @peadar @monicac @craftymeg @koalagardens @bkbinthecity @pdulis @onewing @pattyblue @vesna0210 @bruni @pyrrhula @kjarn @sangwann

Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

The water level of the River Ouse is now down by a metre (3ft) since the height of the flood, so the water here on Clifton Ings will soon be slowly released to resume its journey southwards.

Ian
January 24th, 2021  
Lovely shot and good to hear that the flood defences are working.
January 24th, 2021  
wonderful capture and lighting
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Great to hear that the flood defences are working well
January 24th, 2021  
@busylady @ninaganci

Thank you both. It must always be a bit worrying to those who are at risk of being flooded.

Ian
January 27th, 2021  
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