Two days after the Boxing Day floods, I decided to take a quick look at the aftermath along a short stretch of the Irwell.
I started out in Peel Park, which is now Peel Pond.
The geese were enjoying the children’s play ground.
You’ve got to wonder what the flood has done to the asking price of these new builds.
Debris caught in the railings gives an indication of how high the water got.
An even bigger piece of debris still hooked onto the bridge.
Gunky silt coats the road where the water topped the bank.
Positive thoughts. Though this was on a building a way uphill from where the river had overflowed.
RIP The Mark Addy? It’s hard to see from this angle, but the silt/sand was piled up quite deep.
Water level at points along the Irwell were reported as the highest since monitoring began in the 1930s. I’d like to know if this December has been a record breaker for rainfall, or if some other factors contributed to the floods. There are still a few more months of winter to go, as well, so we might be seeing more flood damage yet.