TL2798 : Making a splash on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes

taken 7 years ago, near to North Side, Peterborough, Great Britain

Making a splash on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes
Making a splash on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes
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The Nene Washes
The Nene Washes is an area of deliberately flooded grassland (washland) lying between the River Nene and a bank south of Mortonís Leam (The South Bank) and stretching for 12 miles from Peterborough to Guyhirn. The area is technically a giant flood reservoir. The washes have local village names, Guyhirn Wash, Wisbech St Mary Wash, Whittlesey Wash etc but are collectively known as The Nene Washes. One of the earliest Fenland drains, Mortonís Leam, dug in the late 15th century (before the nearby River Nene was dug) flows in almost a straight line parallel to the current course of the River Nene through the washes. At times of potential flooding along The Nene Valley water is channelled from The River Nene into Mortonís Leam and onto the washes. Water is released from The Washes via a sluice gate, see Link near Guyhirn and back into the River Nene at low tide when the threat of flooding the along The Nene Valley has subsided.
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TL2798, 37 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2736 9885 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.3541N 0:7.3282W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2737 9880
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Floods  Flooding  Road  Willow Trees  Nene Washes  Whittlesey  Range Rover  Splash  Water 

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