November 6, 2013 by combehavendefenders
Flooding has come early to Combe Haven this year, perhaps as a result of the earth moving, stripping of vegetation, felling of trees and dumping of vast amounts of hardcore on the valley floor.
We visited on 4 November, and found that Powdermill stream has already burst its banks at Adam’s Farm, Watermill stream is full to bursting, and there’s a huge amount of water in the valley.
Construction had stopped at the Adam’s Farm site (it’s hard to build a road in the middle of a river) and not much was happening elsewhere.
Those who warned that building a river across a flood plain was a ridiculous idea may yet be vindicated.