TL2798 : Morton's Leam lost in floods on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes

taken 6 years ago, near to Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Morton's Leam lost in floods on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes
Morton's Leam lost in floods on Whittlesey Wash - The Nene Washes
A view west from Little Bridge on East Delph. A week ago Morton's Leam was 2 metres lower, see LinkExternal link
The Nene Washes
The Nene Washes is an area of seasonally flooding grassland (washland) lying between River Nene and a bank south of Mortonís Leam (The South Bank) and stretching for 12 miles from Peterborough to Guyhirn. 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 LinkExternal 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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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 26 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2705 9837 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.0996N 0:7.6135W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2729 9839
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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