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Hamble Brook

I can't remember having ever seen water flowing here before, the heavy winter rainfall has obviously reached the aquifiers, restarting dried up springs. Surprisingly swift flowing, this narrow stream runs into the nearby River Thames. Here is a video I found about the Hamble Brook, the roads are still flooded in places

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It's beautiful! What a glorious day!
John Prior: Yes pretty good weather recently, thanks Elizabeth
In spite of all the devastation, it sounds like some good has come out of all the recent rain, then, John?! I bet this brook can't believe it is alive again!
John Prior: Yes good to see the brook running, has not done so for years, that is why the grass is well established beneath the water
BTW, John....will you be at the SC meet-up on Sunday, May 11th? We sure would love to meet you!!! (Chris knows all the details....)
John Prior: I shall be away Ginnie
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Apr 2014, 07:53
I suspect old springs might be resurfacing all over the place after all that rain John - a lovely fresh shot
John Prior: Thanks, indeed they are Chris, as explained in the video I found.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Apr 2014, 07:59
That is an amazing video of the water. I love your picture, I can picture myself laying on the grass and looking to the clouds and envision things.
I remember two years ago, we were with Chris, and it had rained for weeks also, just the week we were with him it was dry, however the water kept coming from everywhere. I once stepped on soil that looked okay, I almost disappeared in it, because it was full of water.
John Prior: Thank you Astrid. The water tables are now as high as they have ever been.
Fine picture and an interesting video. You can really see how quickly the water was flowing
John Prior: Thanks Bill, it brings home that the land inclines towards the Thames for several miles
Beautiful landscape shot, John. Seems this brook travels over the grass. Unusual looking for me.
John Prior: Thank you Mary. Because it has been dry for so long grass had taken over the brook bed, as it often does with chalk streams. If it keeps running that will disappear to give a more natural bed.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 21 Apr 2014, 11:27
We have a stream that flows like this one where we live John.
John Prior: Good to see them flowing Chad
What a lovely place it looks with that stream running through. very interesting video.
John Prior: Thank you Brian
A lovely image, John...
John Prior: Thanks a lot Larry
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Apr 2014, 17:09
It adds that certain something to your picture, John
John Prior: Thanks Lisl smile
I like how the river bottom shows the flow direction with the grasses submerged. A peaceful setting for a great photo.

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