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Rutland Water.

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Had to nip out today so took a little detour just to show you why I`m pleased its still raining here.
This is 5miles away from us so we often go there, in all the years we have never seen it as low as this, except of course when it was under construction..
Sorry about the quality, had to take most through the windscreen..

Normally you cannot see the clay bank of the dam as the water is usually lapping over the rocks

As you can see the depth of clay showing is about the same as the huge rocks above..

I could walk around the front of the tree today, usually its a climb up the bank and around the back to the other side unless wearing waders..


In the next pic you can see what looks like a sandbank, something else that hasn`t been seen for years…

It is a miserable day for a very short walk but gosh we do need this rain…
Don`t ask why its a pets blog I did click nature, lol..

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Rutland water is a lovely place - went with school and cycled around it :)))) Sorry about the weather - we had thunderstorms back then :D

4 Mar, 2012

 

That does look very low,Lincslass..very worrying..I have never been there,but looks a nice place for walking..:o)

4 Mar, 2012

 

Used to ride my bike through the middle Paul, of course it wasn`t a big puddle in those days, can remember the locals getting petitions up to try and stop it ever being allowed...
Its beautiful Bloomer, plenty to do and theres also Geoff Hamiltons Gardens as well at Barnsdale..

4 Mar, 2012

 

I will bear that in mind,Sue..I would love to visit
Barnsdale as well..thank you.:o)

4 Mar, 2012

 

Know the wonder you're celebrating the rain!!lol

4 Mar, 2012

 

We have Bewl Water near us & that is very low as well.
Your so right lincslass we need the rain, just no snow please.

4 Mar, 2012

 

It must have been that rain dance you did Lincslass. :o))

4 Mar, 2012

 

GLad you got some rain :))))) nice pics :)

4 Mar, 2012

 

Lovely place, do not think the amount of rain we had will do much to add to the resevoir stocks though, need some more me thinks. Amazing how they look when they have started to run down on water, lovely blog. Makes you realise how much we all need to conserve our water supply. Thanks Lincslass.

5 Mar, 2012

 

Bad news for the Osprey when they return if the waters stay so low. We come down to see them when they return normally in April.

5 Mar, 2012

 

Lovely place it looks. Visiting nearby Barnsdale was always in my plans although a little too far for me. The late G. Hamilton was one of my favorite gardening presenters and I owe him a visit.

5 Mar, 2012

 

Pleased you are now getting the much needed rain, looks a lovely place, the mist adds to the beauty;0)

5 Mar, 2012

 

I agree, it's a lovely place Lincs - thanks for the pics - never seen it like this though. I've only been twice, both times to visit Barnsdale, which is run by Geoff Hamilton's son (who looks just like him!).

5 Mar, 2012

 

Amazing to see the low water levels...

5 Mar, 2012

 

Looks like a nice place to sit and watch for birds ( a bit warmer though ) hehe :)

5 Mar, 2012

 

hope you get plenty of rain to get the levels up again sue :o)

6 Mar, 2012

 

Wow , aren't you so lucky living there. We have been to Geoff Hamiltons Barnsdale a few times and stopped at Rutland water for a snack. I can't believe the water level has dropped this low.

6 Mar, 2012

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