Tuesday, May 26, 2009

3rd flood - our changing riverbank

The retard fencing that we installed as part of a rivercare project has shown its worth during this flood. Where there was once grass that we kept short with the ride-on, there is now a layer of rocks and silt that seems to have been deposited because the retard fencing slowed the river down. We think that without the retard fencing, a lot of the soil would have been gouged out and washed away. Unfortunately, the many trees that were planted on the foot of the slope down to the river, also part of the rivercare project, have been either washed away or covered by rocks. Monday 24th:

Tuesday 25th (with a little sunshine):

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