SO7307 : Channels in the mudflats

taken 12 years ago, near to Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Channels in the mudflats
Channels in the mudflats
This particular stretch of mudflats drains inland, with a rather straight channel carrying the water back to the river. I'm not sure of the explanation for this natural phenomenon, but I suspect it might be that when the river floods, it deposits the largest load of silt at the point closest to where it bursts its banks. (This is certainly the reason why levees form along rivers prone to flooding.) The sun can be seen setting behind the Forest of Dean.
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Sunday, 4 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 February, 2007
Mudflats   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 738 070 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.6639N 2:22.8610W
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