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Monday, 27 May 2013

River Cher high@Chisseaux

River Cher near Chisseaux: bridge in distance leads to – Chenonceaux (above and below)

Close to bursting its banka

large volume of water coming down  

High levels looking upstream – another storm awaiting

Despite what a few people say about heavy rain recently and clearly both the Char and La Loire are high at the moment, rainfall for the last two months – April and May has not been way above the norm. Both April and May have seen above average rainfall – Indre et Loire (from Tours readings) has had 74.3mm over the month of May compared to the average of 62.3mm. Similarly 2013 rainfall in April was 68.4 compared to an average of 56.8mm. 

So not a huge rainfall but sufficent to lead to saturated land, especially as much of it has been concentrated into a few days in each of the last two months.. 

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