Flooding Around Ross in 2006
6th December 2006
Today the river has really burst it's banks and has flooded most of the middle field.
4th December 2006
After persistent rain interspersed with very heavy storms, plus several storm related power cuts, over the weekend, the river has finally burst it's banks and has flooded the middle field. This rise was literally overnight as when I drove over Wilton Bridge yesterday, there were several people beside the river fishing in positions which would definitely not be possible today.
27th November 2006
Today, the water is still very high but it's still within the river's banks.
26th November 2006
Today, 26th November 2006, the River Wye was very high, about 9' 6" (2.9 metres) according to the depth gauge on Wilton Bridge and I noticed it was high yesterday too. There was some localised flooding around the bridge and pools in the fields inside the horse shoe bend.
It did not rain today or last night but it did do for a few days previously and is a good indication of the delay between the rainfall upstream and the water arriving at Ross.
23rd August 2006
Today, the rain fell very heavily during a thunder storm and this resulted in Brookend Street flooding and having to be closed (which has happened several times recently this year).
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The lower end of Ross-on-Wye has always had a problem with flooding when heavy rains fall.
Currently there are plans to improve the culverts in the area as part of the "Ross Flood Alleviation Scheme" as approved in 2004. [ More details ]
29th March 2006
The river has now, on 29th March 2006, gone back within its banks and only a few pools remain where it burst out.
28th March 2006
Today, 28th March 2006, after a few days of rain the river is very high, about 6 feet (2 metres) higher than usual, although it has only burst its banks in a few places where the bank is particularly low.
The heron seemed to be enjoying the weather rather more than most people who were out and about this evening.
Normally it is possible to walk under the first arch without getting wet, today a swim in the muddy water did not seem very inviting.
Its a good job that I did not need a sit down or fall in and need rescuing.
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