The floods that we experienced yesterday seem to have had little detrimental impact on the river despite at one stage Horton being cut off from the outside world. I’ll take a walk later tomorrow and check out the fences and stiles on lower river. It’s not usually the force of the water alone that causes damage, but the accumulation of brash against bankside structures that takes them down. This early in the season much of last years dead grass and reed will have been progressively removed by winter spates so there will be less material to pile up and cause problems. It’s often a late Autumn or mid Winter flood heavily laden with brash that has real damaging impact.
One of my regular correspondents sent me a photo of Thornton Force in Kingsdale. This often benign fall on the Twiss (or is it the Doe) resembled the Victoria falls. Only the crocodiles were missing.
One casualty of yesterdays wet is the Tarn webcam. I’m not sure what the problem is, but it failed to update after 10 am yesterday. Water and sensitive electronics are not happy bed fellows.
We are promised a further deluge mid-week, but thereafter the local forecast is rather better so there may be some decent fishing at the weekend.