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Makes you wonder .... Carlisle flooding 2 years ago

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:01 pm

At Carlisle last Saturday, we parked in the club car park (a field about 25 steps below the level of the entrance to the ground. There was similar low ground beyond the ground on the town side.

How the heck did the flooding a couple of years ago leave the pitch under 6 feet of water? !!

It must have been a flood of biblical proportions!
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Re: Makes you wonder ....

Postby Stags 2002 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 pm

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To be fair it was biblical
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Re: Makes you wonder ....

Postby I am Spartacus » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:09 pm

EdwinstoweStag wrote:At Carlisle last Saturday, we parked in the club car park (a field about 25 steps below the level of the entrance to the ground. There was similar low ground beyond the ground on the town side.

How the heck did the flooding a couple of years ago leave the pitch under 6 feet of water? !!

It must have been a flood of biblical proportions!


Television broke again or is it a ‘slow news’ week in Edwinstowe?
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Re: Makes you wonder ....

Postby adamstag » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:24 pm

It’s the only river down from the mountains, water gets tunnelled into a small river, it floods. Simple
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Re: Makes you wonder ....

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:42 pm

I am Spartacus wrote:
EdwinstoweStag wrote:At Carlisle last Saturday, we parked in the club car park (a field about 25 steps below the level of the entrance to the ground. There was similar low ground beyond the ground on the town side.

How the heck did the flooding a couple of years ago leave the pitch under 6 feet of water? !!

It must have been a flood of biblical proportions!


Television broke again or is it a ‘slow news’ week in Edwinstowe?


Oh you cynic!
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Re: Makes you wonder ....

Postby Spiritater » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 pm

adamstag wrote:It’s the only river down from the mountains, water gets tunnelled into a small river, it floods. Simple


Small rivers are notorious for spate flooding. I've been down the Maun in a deluge and watched the river rise 5-6 feet inside 3 hours near the sewage works, frightening stuff. Because it's in a valley it poses no problem. But it did in the past before the tunnels were driven beneath the town. I remember in the 60's the Market Place being flooded and a chap canoeing up Bridge St.
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Re: Makes you wonder ....

Postby adamstag » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:43 pm

Spiritater wrote:
adamstag wrote:It’s the only river down from the mountains, water gets tunnelled into a small river, it floods. Simple


Small rivers are notorious for spate flooding. I've been down the Maun in a deluge and watched the river rise 5-6 feet inside 3 hours near the sewage works, frightening stuff. Because it's in a valley it poses no problem. But it did in the past before the tunnels were driven beneath the town. I remember in the 60's the Market Place being flooded and a chap canoeing up Bridge St.


Yeah there’s pictures of that in one of the pubs but can’t remember which, maybe the bridge (given its next to the river)
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Re: Makes you wonder .... Carlisle flooding 2 years ago

Postby georgefostersbeard » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:32 pm

There were blue bands on the trees at about 5 feet off the ground which marked the height of the flood on the main road.
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Re: Makes you wonder ....

Postby robeyre » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:41 pm

adamstag wrote:
Spiritater wrote:
adamstag wrote:It’s the only river down from the mountains, water gets tunnelled into a small river, it floods. Simple


Small rivers are notorious for spate flooding. I've been down the Maun in a deluge and watched the river rise 5-6 feet inside 3 hours near the sewage works, frightening stuff. Because it's in a valley it poses no problem. But it did in the past before the tunnels were driven beneath the town. I remember in the 60's the Market Place being flooded and a chap canoeing up Bridge St.


Yeah there’s pictures of that in one of the pubs but can’t remember which, maybe the bridge (given its next to the river)

This picture and others used to be in old ram which suffered badly in these floods
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Re: Makes you wonder ....

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:16 pm

robeyre wrote:
adamstag wrote:
Spiritater wrote:
adamstag wrote:It’s the only river down from the mountains, water gets tunnelled into a small river, it floods. Simple


Small rivers are notorious for spate flooding. I've been down the Maun in a deluge and watched the river rise 5-6 feet inside 3 hours near the sewage works, frightening stuff. Because it's in a valley it poses no problem. But it did in the past before the tunnels were driven beneath the town. I remember in the 60's the Market Place being flooded and a chap canoeing up Bridge St.


Yeah there’s pictures of that in one of the pubs but can’t remember which, maybe the bridge (given its next to the river)

This picture and others used to be in old ram which suffered badly in these floods


It’s no so long ago that Pleasley was under three feet of flood water. It caused £30 worth of damage ;)
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Re: Makes you wonder .... Carlisle flooding 2 years ago

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