Friday, 30 January 2009
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.