Thursday, 30 January 2014

Freshes flap open

Today the Environment Agency were successful in their operation to open the tidal flap of the south sluice at Blakeney Freshes. There is now an increased flow of water out of the Freshes system which will enable quicker evacuation should further inundation incur, which is possible over the next few days due to very big tides (9.6 metres at 19:45 on Saturday and 18:30 on Sunday). We are really pleased with this outcome although there is a note of caution that saltwater could flow through the flap and associated structure at high tide. This is currently being monitored.
The south sluice viewed from above

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