|riverbank just beyond sandy wall|
|riverbank just before sluice- water was a foot and a half deep here in places!|
|Path to fen hide, again quite deep in places|
|The view from tinkers lane stile, very deep considering its the main path|
|The lackford run...path!|
|Otter enjoying lots of water|
|sluice area and accidental broad connected to the river|
|Even the chinese water deer thought there was too much water!|
Incidentally this is the high bank through the middle of the fen and still is covered in water
The paths will be opened as soon as they can be..... on the other hand Buckenham is good for birds at the moment so posibly a better bet for the next few days than Strumpy!
The River Yare is the lifeblood of the fen, keeping it topped up with nice fresh water, but at times it can cause chaos flooding saltwater into a fresh water ecosystem. This is not a great time for the saline incursion as we usually hope to start getting water levels and quality to their spring level to encourage the breeding birds to have faith in the stable water levels. However due to this flooding the level will go up and down over the next month as we bring in fresh water from the Lackford Run and flush the salt through the fen and out along the riverbank, its a tried and tested method but relies on the tides and rainfall being kind to us.