TL3099 : Drainage ditch below the embankment

taken 2 years ago, near to Coates, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Drainage ditch below the embankment
Drainage ditch below the embankment
Looking down into one of the drains on the Nene Washes.
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, 26 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
Embankment 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3040 9905 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.4187N 0:4.6337W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 30370 99016
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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