Thursday, 10 August 2017
Bank crisis solved
At the stream crossing near the 'White House', I noticed a lot of flood debris and a channel to the right, where surplus water had drained away.
Our stream has been more or less killed by activities at Merry Heaven Farm upstream from Filnore Woods, where they have built a huge dam. But every now and then, when we have a downpour, water comes charging down the channel again, too fast for the pipe under the path. Debris blocks the pipe and we get flooding and erosion.
This was what it was like in December 2013 before the dam at Merry Heaven Farm.
Last week the bank had collapsed into the stream bed.
We shored it up with large rocks and wait to see what happens in the next rainstorm.