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605514371437 The 'Great Breach' in Fendyke flooded the Northside Area032 - NeneFrank Law
605615701570 December "After Christmas .... massive floods, both tidal and freshwater " .... "caused by melting of great quantities of snow in the uplands" ... after Candlemas [Feb 2, 1571] ... and some 38,000 acres were under water. 032 - NeneFrank Law
605717621762 Loans made [Aug 1763] to repair bank from Guyhirn to Wisbech after disastrous floods. 032 - NeneFrank Law
605817641764 Jan 21 Reported that highland floods surrounded Murrow and Northside but the new banks held [at Wisbech]. Major breach between Peterborough and Guyhirn -"evidence remains today"032 - NeneFrank Law
605917701770 Major breach between Peterborough and Guyhirn -"evidence remains today". Breach 130 yards long.....2nd District under 7 to 8 feet of water. 032 - NeneFrank Law
606017731773 Major breach between Peterborough and Guyhirn --evidence remains today. 032 - NeneFrank Law
606117951795 Major flood in the North Level caused by banks giving way, by slips 83,000 yards, by downfall 57,000 yards. 032 - NeneFrank Law
606217991799 35000 acres [of North Level] lay under water.032 - NeneFrank Law
606318751875 The major flow in the Nene, resulting from the extremely wet year of 1875, produced further erosion in the tidal cut............ 032 - NeneFrank Law
60641912North level suffered heavy rainfall culminating from 20th to 26th August in a downfall amounting to 4.09 inches..... in 1912, 28.51 inches were recorded. Problems were compounded in August when floodwater from the Welland at Peakirk entered the Newborough and First District, flooding that area and increasing the considerable load on the New South Eau. Much of the North Level region was flooded or water-logged and the "new-fangled" tractor was useless. Cereal crops were lost and the potato crop failed. Sir John Coode ....... estimated that discharge at the outfall sluice by gravity averaged 1/8th inch of rain per day over the whole North Level Area. Sir John Coode appears to be the first engineer to take account of the state of saturation of the ground, pointing out that after two days during the fatal week the ground became saturated and further rain ran off immediately. The North Level Superintendent had observed this effect and taken gaugings on the Main Drains. At this time, much of the North Level was in transition from grass to arable, but the drainage regime was still designed to retain high water levels for cattle-fencing and a high water table for the grass.032 - NeneFrank Law
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