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Friday, 3 June 2016

Floods – Epeigné-les-Bois returns to normal while Cher bursts

Although dramatic at the time the flood waters soon subsided – the Chezelles is but a short stream draining only a small area. See posts of the height of the flood on Tuesday – here and here

The water has subsided from the 
allotments close to the plan d'eau 
mainly without too much apparent damage

 Except for Pierre's allotment which 
took the full brunt of the water's force 
(above and below) sweeping away most of the plants

 Gravel brought down by the force of the water 

 Water coming from the plan d'eau 
under the bridge carrying the D81

Water heading northwards to the Cher 

The Cher bursts:

It takes time for the all the water from the Cher basin to reach the lower reaches of the valley – meaning that the height of the Cher floods occurred yesterday and today. 

This morning we intended to go to the market at Montrichard – on the north side of the Cher – but this proved impossible as all of the approach roads to the bridges from Montrichard to Bléré were closed due to the floods.   

 The overflowing Cher from the south side looking across to Montrichard

 Normally these are fields 
(above and below)

 Cyclist trying to cross the Cher riding through the flooded road 
D81 from Francueil to Chisseaux

 Further on the cyclist had to put his feet down as it became too deep

 A stream flowing over the road 

Full marks for initiative – fishing on the flooded path 
The bushy tree marked the normal south side of the Cher. 

 A flooded property close to the Cher

 Civray-en-Touraine: the lock house, gates and the flooded Cher 
by Civray-en-Touraine 

 Volume of water flowing down from Château de Chenonceau
from the bridge over the Cher at Civray 
unofficially open during the afternoon
 Water heading down the Cher towards Tours 


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