Canoe lake operation following flood fears

By David Newble

Thursday, January 3, 2013

 

Canoe lake operation following flood fears

Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service was called to Ryde Canoe Lake after fears were raised it could overflow and flood the surrounding area. Picture courtesy of @ShaneThorntonn via Twitter.

UPDATED 08:47

ISLE of Wight Fire and Rescue service was called to pump water from Ryde Canoe Lake yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) due to fears it could overflow and flood the surrounding area.

They were called to the scene at 1.30pm by the Isle of Wight Council and deployed a high velocity pumping unit capable of extracting around 7,000 litres of water per hour.

North Walk, next to the lake, was closed to vehicles and pedestrians during the operation.

*The operation lasted until 9pm.

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by pete jenkins

4th January 2013, at 11:07:59

Yes, the area around the lake is an absolute disgrace and health hazard (especially for the kids) thanks to our feathered friends. I have often wondered whether the mess is ever cleared. This has done it for a while anyway.

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by neil jacks

3rd January 2013, at 22:32:14

ha ha bet you are right

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by John Lennon

3rd January 2013, at 10:56:08

Probably the council's way of getting a quick and cheap clean-out of the lake!

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by neil jacks

3rd January 2013, at 10:28:56

thanks shane. I was just trying to imagine how it could flood anything. Needs a good clean out anyway.

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by Shane Thornton

3rd January 2013, at 09:42:34

Sadly, I do not have anymore photos. The water was over the height of the footpath.

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by neil jacks

3rd January 2013, at 08:56:43

Thanks shane but how high was the water, surely it could only flood out from the appley end, jusy wondered if any one had any pics of the water.

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by kevin froment

3rd January 2013, at 08:40:09

we used to fish in it, there were always plenty of flatties and eels in it, but it has become very poluted since then so probably not so many fishleft

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by David Blackford

3rd January 2013, at 07:42:45

I remember when it was last dredged - must have been nearly 20 years ago

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by Shane Thornton

2nd January 2013, at 23:11:40

Heres a pic taken at the scene when they were pumping 93,000 gallons per hour of water into the sea. http://twitter.com/i/#!/shanethorntonn/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2F4GIWKJkK

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by neil jacks

2nd January 2013, at 21:06:29

does anyone have any pics of this/

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