ST3190 : River Usk mudbanks

taken 8 years ago, near to Malpas, Newport/Casnewydd, Great Britain

River Usk mudbanks
River Usk mudbanks
Looking across the River Usk from the Malpas to Crindau cycleway.

The lower reaches of the Usk are famous (or infamous depending on your point of view) for extensive mud banks, as in this view. The Usk, in common with other rivers flowing into the Bristol Channel, has an extreme tidal range in its lower reaches. The difference in the height of the river between low tide and high tide on occasion approaches 15 metres (nearly 50 feet). This constant raising and lowering of the river level maintains the mud. The Usk at this point is almost as likely to be flowing upstream as downstream. The river is tidal as far upstream as the bridge LinkExternal link at Newbridge-on-Usk, 8km from Newport.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 314 904 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.4942N 2:59.5211W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 312 905
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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