TQ2547 : Flooded River Mole at Sidlow Bridge

taken 7 years ago, near to Sidlow, Surrey, Great Britain

Flooded River Mole at Sidlow Bridge
Flooded River Mole at Sidlow Bridge
Looking downstream from Sidlow Bridge.

The catchment area for the upper River Mole includes Crawley and Gatwick Airport - a lot of hard surface for heavy rain to run quickly off and into the river, which therefore regularly floods. The clay subsoil for much of the catchment area makes matters worse, leading to saturated ground.

The normal course of the river is the left hand side of the photo, the water on the right and in the background being flood.
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TQ2547, 36 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Place (from Tags)
Sidlow Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 257 470 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.5291N 0:12.0543W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 258 470
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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