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
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.

Here is the river at Sidlow Bridge where it is crossed by the A217. For a photo with more normal water levels, see TQ2547 : Sidlow Bridge.
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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  Roads, Road transport 
Near (from Tags)
Reigate 
Place (from Tags)
Sidlow Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 258 470 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.5322N 0:11.9778W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 259 470
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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River Mole  Flood 

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