High Tide at Parkgate and Little Neston - January 2014
|Published: 3rd January 2014 13:53|
Following warnings of a high tide being met by poor weather, Council officials were on stand-by to deal with potential flooding in the area.
It was predicted to be the the highest tide in 16 years, threatening to bring flooding to Chester and rural areas along the Dee.
The Parade at Parkgate was closed to traffic as a precaution and sandbags were delivered to homes thought to be at risk.
Today's high tide at Chester Weir peaked at 6.63m. On December 5, 2013, when the Dee breached its banks, the high tide peaked at 6.14m.
Whilst the water was high, it was not exacerbated by the severe weather conditions witnessed in December. It therefore had less negative effects, though some homes in Marshlands Road clearly needed the sandbags to hold the water at bay when it peaked at around 12.30pm.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in their photos and please see the foot of this article for a video from David Sejrup.
From Anne-Marie Jones at Parkgate:
From David Clark at Parkgate:
From Tammy Halsall in Parkgate:
From Roy Burkey at The Harp and Marshlands Road:
One taken by The Harp, from Sarah Roberts:
A great selection of photos (and captions) from Rob Clive at Parkgate:
1. Sandbaggers at the Red Lion
2. What high tide? Just give me my vanilla 99!
3. Mmmm..wonder if he came via the Deeside cycle route?
4. It's vital to get a good seat at these occasions...
5. It takes more than a high tide to keep a man from his pint!
6. Best vantage point?
7. Quick, he's not looking!
Three now from Sharon Meadows, all taken in Parkgate. Fabulous shots of a kestrel, both above the tide and close-up:
One from Shirley Davies, taken from her home near the Old Quay:
Two from Alex Hill:
Here's a video of high tide at Parkgate, from David Sejrup. If you are reading this on a mobile device you may need to click here to view.
And here's one pic from West Kirby, showing that yet again they had it a lot worse than we did in the Neston area. Thank you to Helen Bladen: