February 16th – A truly dreadful day which saw a huge amount of rain and high winds. Overnight, lots of local roads flooded and there was much damage.
I ventured out after dark, and noted that the lower meadow at Clayhanger Common was doing it’s usual job. It had flooded, storing the water from the canal and local drains that would previously have swamped the village.
Instead, the landscape forms a lake that slowly and safely drains, keeping Clayhanger dry.
The noise and spectacle of this rushing water is a sight to see, but a remarkable bit of landscape engineering.
I do hope the weather will improve soon.