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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 14th January, 2016)

Wigan Dam

Wigan Dam
The Wigan Dam after the Boxing day floods.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: alan lad on 14th January 2016 at 06:16

I like this one very much

Comment by: Bren on 14th January 2016 at 06:20

This certainly was a sight to see. First time it has ever gone over the top.

Comment by: Kath H on 14th January 2016 at 08:16

It certainly was a sight to see. I live near the Dam and it sounded like Niagara Falls, and became a tourist attraction. Brilliant photo of the Dam. You certainly get around Mick.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 14th January 2016 at 08:29

Well caught. I was wondering how the dam looked during those rains. Hopefully there'll be a pic of the flooded area above the dam.... It must have backed up quite a way to be overflowing like that.

Comment by: walt (North Yorkshire) on 14th January 2016 at 08:30

Mick, where is the Wigan Dam ? and thanks once again for a great picture.

Comment by: A.W. on 14th January 2016 at 09:59

Is this Bottling Wood?

Comment by: Mick on 14th January 2016 at 11:33

Rev there a video here showing a bit more.


Comment by: Aubrey on 14th January 2016 at 11:45

Good one Mick.

Comment by: Ooomg on 14th January 2016 at 12:39

That worked!!!!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 14th January 2016 at 13:18

Thanks for the link, Mick. That dam was holding back a massive volume of water. How far did it back up in the valley?

Comment by: Jonno on 14th January 2016 at 14:04

Walt and A.W. It's at the bottom of Coppull Lane, which is next to what was Swinley Labour Club.

Comment by: tuddy on 14th January 2016 at 18:47

that's right, bottom of Coppull Lane.

Comment by: Kas on 14th January 2016 at 18:55

Good shot Mick.

Comment by: Ab on 14th January 2016 at 20:24

The flooding is nothing new, but the level of flooding we've had is something to be suspicious and concerned about I think. No doubt all the flooding we've had will push the man-made global warming/climate change camp on us, when in reality there's no evidence that man made global warming/climage change is occuring and getting worse as result of carbon emissions. We have had some very odd weather lately, but I think it's partly to do with sun cycles.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 14th January 2016 at 23:08

While it is impossible to put any single weather event down to global warming, the science seems pretty unanimous that global warming is happening, and that we should do something to slow the rise down. I accept the majority scientific opinion that the warming is man-made, so our actions will either worsen it, if we do nothing, or mitigate it if we do something. Do we really want to gamble on the slight chance that the scientists have got it wrong?

Comment by: John Morris on 15th January 2016 at 14:35

Apparently very few if any of the scientists on the IPCC are climatologist the majority of whom are actually starting to question the orthodoxy on man made global warming.It is worth noting that in Croston, which was badly hit by the floods, there is a road called Grape Lane. I would assume that it was so called because they grew grapes not turnips! This reinforces Ab comment that it is all part of the natural cycle of events.

Comment by: Kenee on 16th January 2016 at 17:32

The results of a study released this week says that mans use of fossil fuels has initiated a series of events that could postpone the next ice age by more than 50,000 years.

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