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This is crazy

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:01 pm
by dhkayaking
No idea what this is.


Re: This is crazy

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:12 pm
by Jim
Looks like a flash flood, but judging by the amount of machined timber in there and the convenience of someone being there to video it I can't help wondering if it was staged, like removal of a temporary dam or something.

Re: This is crazy

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:27 pm
by Green.media
was thinking either a blockage that has formed upstream being removed (would explain the coincidence of the camera being there and that the people dont seam to shocked) or a dam being taken out, seams bizzar to have that much timber in such a small river though... either way i wouldn't want to swim in it!
Cheers
Rich

Re: This is crazy

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:04 pm
by ion

Re: This is crazy

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:26 pm
by Andy H
Just done some more digging and googlemaped the town it happened in and there is a barrage/dam just upstream if you look at the satellite image. So its obvious they have just opened it up.
Andy

Re: This is crazy

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:06 pm
by PaddyW
What grade should be put in the guidebook?

Grade 1-2 99.9% of the time

Or

Grade 6+ in flash flood?? 0.1% of the time

Or average the 2 and give it a

Grade 2+

:-)

Re: This is crazy

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:33 am
by dhkayaking
Good detective work lads.

Re: This is crazy

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:28 pm
by Dave Manby
The late Ian Beecroft, Deb Pinniger and I were about to put on on the Drance near Ian's house when this local came up and told us not to as they were about to "flush the river" and all sorts of debris would be coming down. It wasn't as bad as this footage but .....