ST3290 : Signs at the Caerleon start of riverside cycle route

taken 7 years ago, near to Caerleon, Newport/Casnewydd, Great Britain

Signs at the Caerleon start of riverside cycle route
Signs at the Caerleon start of riverside cycle route
The Home Farm, Caerleon to Pillmawr Road, Malpas cycle route and footpath officially opened in April 2010. The middle part of the route runs alongside (and several metres above) the River Usk.
The signs at the Caerleon side of the riverside part of the route warn "When lights flash route flooded". To the casual observer, walking the route at low tide on a quiet day in summer, the warning seems strange, because the river level is several metres below the course of the cycle route, and several metres distant.

The explanation is that the River Usk, flowing into the Bristol Channel, is subject to occasional very high tides in this location, at times reaching 13 metres (about 42 feet) above low water level. If at the same time a gale is blowing upstream, there is the potential for severe widespread flooding in low-lying areas of Newport adjacent to the Usk.

LinkExternal link to the sign at the other side of the cycle route.
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Monday, 14 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 June, 2010
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Cycle route   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 322 904 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.5000N 2:58.8280W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 322 904
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