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originally posted by: rossacus
Opened for a good reason. 2 choices...flood machine rooms flooded which will cost millions to repair, and jeopardise any future rain water diversions with the town still being flooded..OR have the town flooded but mechanisms still intact when less severe flooding occurs.
I think uve already guessed what choice I made.
You can't divert water into another river which has been affected by the same rain water.
originally posted by: stormcell
Headline news in the UK is that York city has been flooded as the river that runs through the city center has overflowed its banks. But this wasn't due simply to the heavy rains. This was due to someone from the Environment Agency actually disabling the flood barrier.
The Foss barrier
Readings from the past day.
So this barrier was constructed to help divert the flow of one river into another during times of heavy rainfall. When the system was needed the most, some numpty feared the machine rooms were being flooded and so opened the barrier so that the water level fell well below the normal let alone the danger-of-flooding levels. The consequence is that an entire city has been flooded.
originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: RoScoLaz4
I'm not liking how that red 'weather' (whatever) opens its maw to swallow Ireland and Scotland.
Eta - what in hell is that thing coming on New Year's Day??
originally posted by: woogleuk
a reply to: AngryCymraeg
Storm Frank is happening right now.....some reports are saying it's going to be worse than the 1987 storm.