Saturday, 1 March 2014

Erosion of the Busway Embankment

Following the recent floods, there is erosion of the busway embankment along many of the stretches which flooded between Swavesey and St. Ives. Along the high water level, the waves created by the winds have removed soil from the banks, and in places created quite large holes.

This is not visible from a bus, but from the cycle track, the damage can be seen.

2 example photos below:

Photo: Margaret Parish


Photo: Margaret Parish


7 comments:

  1. Can you give an estimate of how far along the banks this erosion extends?

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  2. it pretty much everywhere that was flooded, I went down there last Sunday and saw it.

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  3. Basically all the stretches that flooded between Colvells drain and the River Ouse - are affected to varying extents.

    Removal of the debris off the banks along the high water level is really needed to asses properly. Clearly best done soon before the grass grows.

    I've not looked at the embankment on the north side of the busway,

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  4. Has the flooding / general rainfall affected the ride quality - by creating / exascerbating subsidence?

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  5. does anyone know when the Council is likely to clear the debris?

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  6. they said they would clear it, when the water had gone from all sections. June then!

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  7. Debris on track has been cleared.

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