Monday, 15 October 2012

River Claims Another Dog

Hear news today of yet another dog drowning in the Bollin. The under current and fast flows in places mean that even the strongest swimmers get into trouble.

The rain we have had recently means the river is usually higher than normal and in places is deeper than people imagine. This video was taken a while ago standing next to the main weir at Quarry Bank Mill. The road was closed as this caused flooding with the water from the Bollin and the Dean rivers backing up.

You don't really get the sense of the raw power from the footage. But if you have a dog, keep them away from the rivers at the moment!

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