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Ouse-ing over York

September 30, 2008

As I previously mentioned, it was a very wet month of August over in England and Scotland. This was illustrated by the river Ouse (pronounced “Ooze”) overflowing its banks and flooding the little (well not so little) burg of York. Needless to say, FEMA was nowhere on scene (rimshot). Following are some of the pictures I snapped while we were passing on through the town.

This is a picture taken from the bridge which crosses the river in central York: This is a walkway that leads down to the canal, now it literally leads down to the canal:
Here is a local park, and some ducks (the ducks don’t seem to mind… self centered ducks…):
One of the many roads that lead on down to the river:
I assume (though I could be wrong) that this measures how high over flood stage the river is. Here it is ~9ft over flood stage, though it was several feet higher before we got there:
Also taken from the bridge in the middle of town, the building in the center of the shot is furiously pumping water out of its mail slot.
An underground parking structure. Notice the high water mark. I am curious just how many cars were ruined do to the river Ouse:
Another shot of the river over-flowing:

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