Our new water relief channel has certainly been put to good use today.
Soggibottom surrounded by water on all sides.
The playing field at the back of the cottage resembled a lake again.
The main river rose to a new high we have never seen before.
The channels that normally take water from the road and feed surface water into the river, were working in the opposite way, bringing water out of the river towards us.
The water relief channel, still had a good foot to go before it overflowed. Maybe it could have been a foot or two deeper.
Time for sandbags and the flood gate again.
Freya is on flood watch (it's her turn) over at Cat Flap Cavalier.
She is doing an excellent job, especially when she spots anyone going past the window wearing a hat. For some reason she does not like hats.
Most are staying inside, keeping out of the wind and rain.
It was a big relief earlier today when the tide turned and the river started to go down slightly. Our flood gate and sandbags remain where they are, new water relief channel or not.
At least it's good to see our window box has some colour, the rain is playing havoc with my crocus's. :-)
Where ever you are, keep safe and keep dry.
Happy St Valentine's day