By Dave Newble
Thursday, January 3, 2013
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.
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.
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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.
by neil jacks
3rd January 2013, at 22:32:14
ha ha bet you are right
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
by David Blackford
3rd January 2013, at 07:42:45
I remember when it was last dredged - must have been nearly 20 years ago
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
2nd January 2013, at 21:06:29
does anyone have any pics of this/
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