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Floods at Marlow, One Week Later 18 January 2014

Since we happened to be in Marlow again today, we thought we'd see how things were getting on. The water seemed generally to be between nine inches and a foot lower than last week.

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Top of flood

The top of flood was very clearly visible on anything like sloping ground. It hadn't reached the road in most places, though I wonder about the riverside cottage "under offer" -- was that offer made more than a week ago, and do they now regret it?

Marlow Lock

The lock again; water's clearly dropped on both sides.

Mysterious fountain

The backs of the nasty houses and flats. The bench is now nearly clear of the water, though there's still no ground visible; the fountain, or whatever it is, was still running.

Ducks on the lawnMore ducks on the lawn

The ducks know perfectly well that they are supposed to perch just next to the edge of the water, and so that is where they are going to perch. Even if the edge of the water isn't there at the moment.

Thames Path

The path up from Marlow Bridge is nearly clear, though there's still a foot or more for the river to drop before things are back to normal.


Less mud-larking today; people seemed to be trying to get back to their normal dog- and child-walking routines.

Marlow Free Press banner

Probably an inevitable headline. Same as last week's; that was probably inevitable too.

See also:
Floods at Marlow
Floods at Marlow, One Month Later

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