Due Diligence

Another month, another rain warning, and with heavy rain overnight continuing into the morning our main concern wasn’t so much the level of the ford as the level in the yard, but fortunately serious flooding was averted before we had to move the bikes to higher ground

Bigtown may not have been so lucky, if the SEPA alerts were anything to go by. There was some excitement on Twitter when someone found the Bigtown webcam showing major flooding along the river until someone pointed out that the Bigtown webcam had been showing major flooding along the river since 2009, when the major flooding reached the webcam and broke it. This tells you pretty much everything you want to know about how connected we are up here.

But that’s not what you want to know, you want to know what the level is on the ford. And of course I slogged down there as soon as the rain had stopped to check for you. Not soon enough to catch the water at its height, if the high water mark on the road is anything to go by. And of course they haven’t fixed the depth gauge yet so the answer is I don’t know. (Apologies for the quality of the pics: cameraphones and dull November afternoons don’t really mix)

I wonder if it would be an unwarranted abuse of my position on the community council to press for the ford depth gauge to get replaced as a matter of urgency? All in the interests of road safety, naturally…

UPDATE

for anyone feeling that the ford update service is lacking in these parts I’m grateful to @Cha0tic on twitter for this link

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4 Responses to Due Diligence

  1. John Gibson says:

    That’s a very impressive flow,and webcams on the rivers, whatever next. I use to go down there with some school mates, our headmatster took us in his car, the canoeing was great fun it was the first clean river I ever saw, the ones over where I lived where very dirty from the coal mines.
    John

  2. disgruntled says:

    Heh, I don’t think we’re quite ready for web cams up here!

  3. Bob says:

    And you moved there because……?
    (sorry, behind in my blog reading…)

  4. disgruntled says:

    not for the weather, that’s for sure!

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