A little ‘wet’ diversion from the usual plethora of radio related posts.
Unless you live outside of Scotland, you will have noticed how wet this month of November has been especially towards the end of the month.
Our local road system has once again been thrown into a nightmare scenario with schools being closed and people not making work due to traffic gridlock….blocked gullies and flooded low lying roads.
I took some photographs which show how much water has fallen and in two locations show you the ‘before and today’ images.
This shows the volume of water that is passing through the old stone bridge, an average flow previously being shown and the difference today.
The River Gryfe had bust its banks and from higher ground you could see how much the surrounding fields had flooded, all part of nature and its forces.
Further downstream at Milton Bridge, I have included two images, the before is of a flow after a days normal rainfall and the one of today shows a much increased flow..
Milton Bridge with moderate flow
Any river needs a good scouring of its river bed occasionally but unfortunately it may have been too heavy a flow for the salmon eggs which have been laid down in the redds in previous months. It is hoped the flows have not affected this.
Netherwood Bridge is at NS 342701
Milton Bridge is at NS 355684
The car on the A8 at Greenock © Roddy 2MØIOB
The video is of the flow at Milton Bridge