Friday, 30 January 2009

Paddling pines

This is a shot I took two days ago after several days of heavy rain, on the same river but further upstream than my ususal haunt. The flooding wasn't too bad and, in fact, if you look at the level on the tree at the front, you can see it had gone down already.  But there is a large yellow sign - I carefully avoided getting it into the shot - which warns people not to hang around in the area because the level can rise suddenly and dramatically.  There is a large hydroelectric dam nearby and if they decide to let more water through, the valley can rapidly become flooded.
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  1. I think you had better stay away from getting so close. I wonder why the flooding so early. I usually happens when the snow melts in the mountains. This has been a weird year for weather.

  2. The water must be cold, I can see the trees just put their toes in.


  3. Hope they can control it - be careful if you take another picture :-)

    Wishing you a great end to your week.

  4. @Max, I stayed well away. I don't think there is the same amount of snow to melt in the area where the river source is as you might expect. I'm not sure, so I'll have to investigate. It's called Mille Vaches which is intriguing in itself.

    @Elaine, you are so right, it was freezing.

    @Renny, yes, I'll be very careful, thanks. :) Sometimes they control it better than others. Occasionally mistakes are made, I'm afraid.


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