Feeling a little claustrophobic yesterday afternoon I decided to take a walk down to the Teme (one of two rivers in Worcester) to see first hand how far this year's floods have reached. With more rain allegedly on the way, I can see that this year may well match the levels we saw last summer. My wife and I walked along Laugherne Brook then around to the newly refurbished Powick Bridge.
The first picture I took was of some swans making use of the new temporary waterline. This is usually a field that I played football on as a child. The bank of the normally gentle brook is marked by the bushes in the background.
Next we see "Old Road" that normally leads to the Powick Mill complex. It is around six inches deep here.
Here is a shot of Powick Mill from the bridge. You can just make out the old bridge as it looks like a low wall, when in fact it normally stands a good twenty feet above the waterline showing arches.
Finally, a shot looking the other way toward the Severn (Worcester's primary waterway).