General Items of Interest

1 November 2000 - River Flooding

The country wide floods in November 2000 caused the postponing of the University IVs and the cancellation of the Head of the River IVs. Below are some pictures of the stream and high water levels on the Cam.

However, water levels were higher than this both in May 1978 and in February 2001 - the latter being the more extraordinary because of the work done on flow control by the river authorities since the 1978 disaster.

Jesus lock sluicesBank tub?
Above - Bank tub?
Left -Sluices at Jesus Lock

College Boathouse

Above - water line within feet of college boathouse
Below - Um. Err. Lots of water

View to boathouse and nines

Sluices at Baits Bite

Above - Sluices wide open and a drop of about only a foot at Baits Bite.
Below - stream below Baits Bite.
Bottom - Looking upstream towards Baits Bite lock - very high river and flooded fens.

Stream at Baits Bite

View upstream towards Baits Bite

Pictures by Martin Peck, 31 October 2000


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