The way we saw the flood

Twigs, bottles, cans etc caught in brown floodwater

When the city flooded in autumn 2000 I realised the severity of it from TV reports and the local paper. When the city flooded in autumn 2012 I realised the severity of it from a photo posted on Twitter at 9.27am on 25 September.

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Why does York flood?

Floods on riverside path
I noticed some time ago that a common search query bringing people to my website is ‘Why does York flood?’

There’s very little useful/user-friendly information available online to someone asking that question. After trawling … More …

Water Lanes

Pub next to flooded river

The river’s up again, as June’s heavy rainfall, having accumulated in the Ouse, works its way through the city centre. Here’s the bottom of Cumberland … More …

Foss-side reflections

28 March 2012

Piccadilly buildings, backing on to the River Foss

This area is seen as an eyesore and an embarrassment, but I’ve always rather liked it, and often take a wander Foss-side. The Ouse, our main river, is the focus of tourist-related leisure. … More …