SP7210 : The Thames ? No - The Thame

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

The Thames ? No - The Thame
The Thames ? No - The Thame
The normally insignificant River Thame could be mistaken for the far grander river of which it is a tributary as it flows in a broad swathe across farmland, flooded due to incessant heavy rain that inundated the country at the beginning of 2014. See also SP7212 : View from Cannon's Hill and other photos linked by the "River Thame" shared description below.
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 728 108 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.4676N 0:56.7529W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7236 1225
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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