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Irwell Flooding @ Albert Bridge

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21st Jan 2008, 13:40   | tags:,,,

PimpDaddy says:

With all the crap in the Irwell thats going to make that path black. Looking forward to some after the fact shots.

21st Jan 2008, 13:48

hildegard says:

Oh dear god. Was only discussing the imbecile building programme in M'cr the other day (degeneration, rather than regeneration) never mind the surpassing vileness of Urbis or Beetham Tower, or the cash haemorrhage that is the B of the Bang - they can't even get a simple riverbank right. The fact that the new banking is lower than the Victorian bank is unforgiveable.

You've also lost almost all the trees & green spaces in the city which would have taken up a lot of rainfall, whilst naff-all has been done to improve the Victorian street drains & sewers; it's like they've redesigned the place to optimise flash flooding.

21st Jan 2008, 15:01

Dhamaka says:

this is a very good series
did you get very wet?

21st Jan 2008, 15:07

kyoob says:

i stayed dry - it's about 8 inches higher now, if i pop out to the shop i'll try and get some more

21st Jan 2008, 15:26

hildegard says:

Hm, the water table can be a bit odd in Mcr - round the BBC some of the older buildings certainly used to rely on pumps to keep their basements dry - water would start to seep up through the floors when the Medlock rose beyond a certain point. Recall a mate's office had an alarm connected to a pump in the sub-basement. If the pump conked out, they had surprisingly little time to fix it before their basement offices flooded.
Would so love the new Court building to flood...

21st Jan 2008, 15:35

Euphro says:

Wow, great shots!

21st Jan 2008, 15:58

yannbuk says:

No., 6 does it for me. good reportage old fruit.

21st Jan 2008, 22:39

See that number 6 made on to the BBC site.

21st Jan 2008, 22:58

taniwha says:

Jeez - look at that :-(

28th Jan 2008, 16:25

Pharme609(johne567-at-aol-dot-com) says:

Very nice site!

20th Sep 2009, 14:50

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