Friday, 23 October 2009

The Weir at Gatineau (again)

Almost exactly a year ago (and this is purely coincidental) I wrote about how much the river level at the weir at Gatineau changes. Last week we went past the weir with Kippa, and were amazed to see how low the river was. We know that this year has been incredibly dry compared to the last two, but it was still a bit of a shock.

Compare this view with this photo. Hardly believable
but they are the same place
The river won't be this low now - it has rained fairly heavily the past couple of days, and even the Claise is flowing again. This is the first time we have been in Preuilly in late October, so have no idea if this is typical weather for the time of year.

Simon

2 comments:

Ken Broadhurst said...

Don't know how much rain you got, but our rain gauge had only 10 mm in it after the recent episode. That's less than half an inch. So far in all of October we'd had 24 mm, about an inch. That's less than half what we would expect.

Simon said...

Ken: we don't have a gauge in our garden, but the rain has been constant but quite light. It has certainly been enough to put some rain in thh rivers.