TL3199 : River Nene, Morton's Leam, Nene Washes, Popley's Gull: aerial 2016

taken 3 years ago, near to Eldernell, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

River Nene, Morton's Leam, Nene Washes, Popley's Gull: aerial 2016
River Nene, Morton's Leam, Nene Washes, Popley's Gull: aerial 2016
Nene left, Leam right. Gull is the indent in the Nene (see TF2900 : Popley's Gull for explanation). Long Drove parallel and to right of Nene.
The Nene Washes
The Nene Washes is an area of seasonally flooding grassland (washland) lying between River Nene and a bank south of Mortonís Leam (The South Bank) and stretching for 12 miles from Peterborough to Guyhirn. The washes have local village names, Guyhirn Wash, Wisbech St Mary Wash, Whittlesey Wash etc but are collectively known as The Nene Washes. One of the earliest Fenland drains, Mortonís Leam, dug in the late 15th century (before the nearby River Nene was dug) flows in almost a straight line parallel to the current course of the River Nene through the washes. At times of potential flooding along The Nene Valley water is channelled from The River Nene into Mortonís Leam and onto the washes. Water is released from The Washes via a sluice gate, see LinkExternal link near Guyhirn and back into the River Nene at low tide when the threat of flooding the along The Nene Valley has subsided.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 312 997 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.7729N 0:3.8566W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 271 992
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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