Saturday, 7 May 2011

Barney Life No. 33

The River Tees flowing past the Desmesnes at Barnard Castle.  The water is at its lowest after several weeks of dry, hot, weather.  If the heavy rain, forecast for the next 24/48 hours, actually arrives, the river could be several feet higher by Monday morning.
I am told that, in the days before the dams at the head of the dale were built, surges of run-off rainwater upto 5 feet high could race down the river and sweep any unwary fishermen off their feet!

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