J3371 : Revetment works, River Lagan, Belfast - April 2014(2)

taken 5 years ago, near to Beal Feirste, Stranmillis, Windsor, Ballynafeigh and Rosetta, Northern Ireland

Revetment works, River Lagan, Belfast - April 2014(2)
Revetment works, River Lagan, Belfast - April 2014(2)
The work is nearing completion. Most of the contractor’s machinery has been removed. The gloomy mist is probably the Sahara dust mentioned in the shared description (below).
River Lagan works, Belfast 2013/14
A scheme, on the Lagan between the Ormeau and Governor’s Bridge involving repairs to the revetments. River Notice 25/13 records “repairs to the riverbank’s stone pitched revetments between October [2013] and March [2014] . . . . . This repair work is essential to ensure that the banks are protected from erosion and the aesthetic quality of the river corridor maintained”. For photographs of a similar scheme in 2009/10 see J3371 : Crane and barge, Stranmillis, Belfast.
Sahara dust smog, Belfast (April 2014) :: J3478
The effects (mainly smog, dust settled on vehicles and difficulties for asthmatics) of the wind-carried dust from the Sahara Desert have made news in the last few days (April 2014). The worst has been in parts of England although there were media reports of the material in NI. Today’s “Independent” recorded “Saharan dust and record levels of air pollution will continue to plague the UK today, leading experts to advise schools to keep children indoors in the worst affected parts of England. A perfect storm of dust from the Sahara, emissions from the Continent, low south-easterly winds and domestic pollution has caused air quality to plummet while pollution levels soar in England and Wales. The smog-like conditions are forecast to remain until Friday [4 April 2014]”. The dust is explained in this link LinkExternal link.
The photographs submitted by me show what might be Sahara dust. I am not a scientist or meteorologist and it’s quite possible that I am completely wrong.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 April, 2014   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 3 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Construction, Development  Air, Sky, Weather 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 339 717 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.5667N 5:55.7854W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 338 718
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Mist  Smog  Sahara Dust  River  Riverbank  River Lagan  Construction Site 

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