SP7211 : River Thame - western channel in flood

taken 6 years ago, near to Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

River Thame - western channel in flood
River Thame - western channel in flood
The western channel of the River Thame is I think probably the original course of the river, with the more eastern channel being perhaps a man-made cut, though I am only supposing this from the map - it is possible that the two channels are both natural. This view is of the western channel which is normally the narrower of the two, but is seen here in flood, and is temporarily wider than the eastern one. It has effectively split again around the patch of green with a few trees on it.
River Thame
The River Thame (pronounced "Tame") rises in the northern Chilterns as a combination of several streams to the north of Aylesbury. It meanders for about 40 miles through Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, past the town named after it until it meets The Thames at Dorchester on Thames (Oxon). At most times it is a fairly insubstantial river, especially in its more northerly reaches, but after heavy rains it can become far bigger - such as after the prolonged series of downpours experienced from Dec 2013 to Feb 2014; then it bursts its banks and floods the neighbouring land - mostly farmland - in its wide shallow valley.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 17 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
River (from Tags)
Thame 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7282 1141 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.7965N 0:56.7279W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7283 1133
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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