TM4776 : Breach in river wall

taken 10 years ago, near to Reydon, Suffolk, Great Britain

Breach in river wall
Breach in river wall
Long before "managed retreat" became a catchphrase, this area of the Blyth estuary east of Blythburgh had suffered badly in the East Coast Floods in 1953 with breaches in the river wall causing grazing marshes to be flooded and lost. After a while, the unequal struggle was given up in some places and much of the land up to the A12 is now covered at high tide TM4575 : Blythburgh Marshes. In the November 2007 tidal surge, more gaps were opened in the river wall and footpaths along the south bank near this point became impassable. The "Historic Map" shows the river as much more contained and, as a result, a much larger acreage of useable marshland.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 January, 2008
Category
River   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 474 761 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.6409N 1:37.7717E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 475 760
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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