Cam Flood Photographs: October 2001

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The Cam hardly ever floods but unbelievably it flooded twice in 2001, first in February and then again from 21-23 October, after around 3.5 inches of rain on the 21st. By midday on the 22nd the water had dropped about a foot from its peak. The October flood was slightly worse than the February flood, but was not as bad as the 1947 flood (e.g. see photo of marker at Trinity College below).

Photographs taken 22 October (mostly before the sun came out at midday), in approximate upstream to downstream (south to north and then east) order, with image size 800 x 600: