Thursday, 7 January 2016

Rain rain rain rain rain rain

Let me just look out of the window so I can tell you what the weather is doing here right now.

Ok, I'm back. It's raining.

The lot up in the North have been accusing the lot in the South of hanging on to their set of ten high-volume water pumps and allowing places like York to flood. This year, the Somerset Levels have not flooded, because they have ten high-volume water pumps on the go which were made especially for the area. Get your own bloody water pumps, you skinflints.

Anyway, the Levels were turned into dry land hundreds of years ago by a load of Dutchmen. You can get your own Dutchmen as well.

The more high walls they build around the banks of city rivers, the more the water is concentrated and sent off down to flood someone else. It's a game of pass the parcel really, and will probably end up in the Somerset Levels anyway if they don't take responsibility for their own water.

At least in Scotland the water is channelled into hydro-electric generators which serve England, just over the border. If Scotland broke away, we would have to pay for that. Or would we?

26 comments:

  1. Raining on Rachel's blog too. Here it snows.

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  2. Lots and lots of rain and flooding here, too. I'm sick of it.

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  3. The Fens were drained centuries ago. First by the Romans and then by us with help from the Dutch. My mum used to go dredging in the Fens with her dad in the early 1930s on a steam engine. I should send the photograph we have to the Environment Agency so they could see what to do.

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    1. They wouldn't know what to do if it drowned them.

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  4. I believe this is why I left England.

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  5. You also put a wry spring into matters, Tom, even this flood of complaints about the flood to which we dry people have been subjected.

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    1. Spring is being put into it without my help, Mise. I wish it could go into my step.

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  6. Think about this, Tom. It could be snow. One inch of rain equals ten inches of snow.

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    1. I would pay ten times as much for snow. I want snow. I crave snow.

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  7. Spot on! EA sold off the dredging kit years ago and bought pensions and HiViz jackets. Cost Benefit Analysis is the name of the game these days and save thousands in the Thames area rather than hundreds near/under the Ouse or Somerset Levels.

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    1. Show me the figures and I'll tell you if I agree.

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    2. Read John Redwood's Diary of Dec 30th, I regret that I no longer have figures to hand, our Malton flooding over 10yrs ago produced a fairly poor picture of no dredging done and why.

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    3. I'll read The Compleat Angler and extrapolate.

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  8. Well, you seem to be getting some of the rain at last. We have been sitting under blankets of rain for weeks while it seems to have been sunshine down in your area. Today, for about five minutes, at sundown, we actually saw the sun.

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  9. I don't wish to be flooded and feel for those who have been but, I don't mind a drop of rain.... it's another excuse to sit by the fire with a drop of red { even though, after being told that red wine is good for you, today we are told that it's not .... I wish they'd make up their bloody minds !!!!!!!! } XXXX

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    1. If I had a fire, I would sit by it with a drop or two of blood.

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    2. Well, at least they can't say that blood isn't good for us ..... or can they ?!! XXXX

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    3. I was mates with one of the first haemophiliacs to get HIV through a tranfusion, so maybe they can.

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  10. I fell asleep and missed all this

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    1. Very wise. I fell asleep whilst writing it, then went to bed.

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    2. I fell asleep because I had had enough then I had a dream and said that World War III had started.

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