Bridgwater Escapes Second March Storm Surge

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These are some pictures I’ve just taken of the high tide tonight in Bridgwater. They range from the docks, past the telescopic bridge and the new bridge up to the town bridge. This was the biggest tide of the year, I think. It coincided with a long period of strong westerly and southerly winds which pushed the water up the Bristol Channel a bit more than usual.

For those that don’t know, the river is the River Parrett which has a fair bit of history attached to it, going back 6000 years or so.

However, it looks like we’ve got nearly two metres of free-board from flooding, looking at the water levels through the town tonight. Wahay!

By Strangely

Founding member of the band Crawling Chaos from the North-East of England