On Friday afternoon the combination of a high spring tide and massive river flow caused the level of the river at Tamesis to rise to 5.4 metres above Datum and the resulting flooding looked like this. It’s not the highest it’s ever been but is on the fringe of the level when unrestrained boats nearer the water’s edge could float away.
Photo Brian Harper-Lewis
The Dinghy Park
The water rose a further 4 inches after these were taken and the Boat Project office and Junior Clubhouse were surrounded by water.