The River Wear Floods Again in Durham – September 2012

The very wet Summer of 2012 continued into Autumn. The River Wear burst it’s banks again in Durham. This red car (Ford Ka) became quite famous as it bobbed about in front of the new Radisson Hotel (due to open a couple of months after this photo was taken). A view of the flood from … Read more

Flooding at Croxdale near Durham, June 2012

picture of flooding as River Browney bursts it’s banks in Croxdale, June 2012

Flooding at Croxdale, near Durham in the phenomenally wet summer of 2012. The River Browney, a tributary of the Wear, snakes past the hotel and is prone to flooding. Flood prevention here has stopped things getting as bad as previous years. The hotel has been flooded out on many occasions in the past (see photo … Read more

Flooding in Durham, July 2009 [Durham Grand Canyon]

Some of the worst flooding in recent years was experienced in Durham during the very wet July of 2009. The River Wear burst it’s banks in the city and riverside businesses were inundated after more than 2” of rain fell in one day (64.2mm was recorded on the 17th), on top of already saturated  ground. … Read more

River Wear in Durham in flood again, Sepember 2008

The River Wear in Durham in spate again in mid September 2008. The main wear, normally visible about 4ft above the river is almost totally submerged. The river was 6” away from bursting it’s banks. This was the scene in Croxdale in September 2008 as firemen begin the cleanup process after another flooding episode at … Read more

Very wet 2 day period in Durham – August 9th+10th 2004

After a really warm night on 9th August 2004 (minimum was 19.9 degC) at my station in Ferryhill, the next two days were extraordinarily wet. In fact the whole month was a soggy mess and about as bad as a month can get in summer. midnight-midnight 9th   August 37.2mm 10th August 30.4mm Two consecutive … Read more