SD5428 : River Darwen in flood at its confluence with the River Ribble

taken 6 years ago, near to Preston, Lancashire, Great Britain

River Darwen in flood at its confluence with the River Ribble
River Darwen in flood at its confluence with the River Ribble
Photo taken looking along the River Darwen from Flats Bridge at 22.45 on Boxing Day, 2015.

At the right hand side of the photo is the normal course of the Darwen as it flows into the River Ribble which flows right to left in the distance. The streetlights of Frenchwood can be seen on the far bank of the Ribble.

The extent of the flooding can be seen on the left hand side of the photo. The top of what is normally the Darwen's embankment can be seen just protruding from the water. All the water further left is a flooded field. The fences lining the bridleway can just be made out to the far left. At the time the photo was taken the river had completely flooded this and the fields further beyond.

A comparison photo showing the same scene in normal conditions will be added soon.

The unlit area and the limitations of a small camera meant that this image has a lot of noise and required a lot of brightening to enable the important detail to be seen. It has been uploaded in monochrome in preference to the resulting unrealistic and distracting colour.
Flooding in Preston, Lancashire 26/12/15

In December 2015 much of Northern England was affected by flooding LinkExternal link

Though Preston was not as badly affected as some other parts of the county, on Boxing Day all of the local rivers reached record levels. The River Darwen, River Ribble and Savick Brook all flooded in places. Some houses and businesses in Walton-le-Dale were flooded along with much agricultural land and several of the city's parks. For more images see: Archive LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 28 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Flat landscapes 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 549 282 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.8925N 2:41.1224W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5505 2816
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River Ribble  River Darwen  Walton Flats  Flats Bridge  Walton-Le-Dale  Frenchwood 

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