TQ6949 : White Water

taken 9 years ago, near to Yalding, Kent, Great Britain

White Water
White Water
Beside the River Medway is two sluice gates, one was open, and the River Medway was 'roaring' through.
River Medway
The 70 mile long river starts at Turners Hill, at the West Sussex border, and through Kent to meet the Thames Estuary. It travels through many major towns, including Tonbridge, Maidstone, Strood and Rochester. The river has many locks from Tonbridge to Allington, where the river becomes tidal. Boats can navigate the river up to Tonbridge. At Yalding there is a short diversion along the Hampstead Road Canal, whilst the river goes over sluices and below the Tywford Bridge.
After floods devastated Tonbridge in 1968 a substantial flood barrier was built in 1981 on the Medway at nearby Leigh, to protect the town.
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TQ6949, 121 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 March, 2009
Category
Waterworks > Sluice gate   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 690 497 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.2939N 0:25.1389E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 690 497
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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