After the deluge...

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Wednesday 10 November 2010 17:53

After the deluge of rain water that came down the new Woods Mill channel yesterday, it's already starting to look quite different. Extensive silty/sandy deposits have appeared along the whole of the channel, literally overnight! You can see them in the above photo as being purply-brown and slightly reflective compared to the orangy/brown of the bare clay. Several days ago this was all bare clay. In most places the deposits are around half a cm in depth but at one point I almost got stuck in the mud!
Perhaps even more remarkable is the appearance of a number of sand banks/bars, again, almost over night. Some of this must have built up over the last few weeks but the stream has only been running for 19 days. I am amazed how quickly things are starting to change.

2 Response to "After the deluge..."

Kingsdowner Says:

Won't be long before the sandpipers arrive - want to bet on whether it'll be Common or Green first?

Graeme Lyons Says:

Yeah, I can't wait for the first Common Sandpiper. We get Greens in the area already. It's fascinating watching it change.

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