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Flooding scenes in Cricklade as the Thames bursts it's banks

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FIELDS surrounding Cricklade were left under water after the River Thames burst its banks.

Hundreds of acres of farmland between Cricklade and Ashton Keynes flooded following days of torrential rain.

No residential buildings were affected as a result of the flooding but pictures show that some of the fields had floodwater affecting livestock.

The Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called out to one incident of flooding in Wroughton on New Year’s Eve.

A crew from Swindon attended the call at 1.15pm and at 2.50pm with the road submerged by flood waters.

The water was not a risk to the nearby buildings and was left to recede naturally.

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8:44pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Empty Car Park says...

How we'll laugh when Thames Water declare a water shortage next year :-)
How we'll laugh when Thames Water declare a water shortage next year :-) Empty Car Park
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9:36pm Wed 2 Jan 13

moonmirage says...

Its is indeed amazing what flood plains do when we get a lot of rain...i.e. flood! The fields around Cricklade flood most years - been flooded twice in december and were flooded last year as well. Indeed the flower which Cricklade is famous for, the Snakes Head fritillaries is only there as it grows on flood plain meadows.
Its is indeed amazing what flood plains do when we get a lot of rain...i.e. flood! The fields around Cricklade flood most years - been flooded twice in december and were flooded last year as well. Indeed the flower which Cricklade is famous for, the Snakes Head fritillaries is only there as it grows on flood plain meadows. moonmirage
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