|Gate for controlling water level|
Despite the rather turbulent water it was actually very peaceful up beside The Cutts - and as Arnie famously said, I'll be back. I'd imagine anytime there is a lot of rain or no rain (unusual for these parts) then the gate thingy in the snap above is used to control the water level upstream, with subsequent implications for the downstream level. In fact, the gentleman who spoke to me (see yesterday's post about the swan) asked me if I thought that swan's eggs would be damaged by being under water. I was a bit taken aback by his question until he informed me they had closed the gates recently, which caused the water level to rise above the nest. I hadn't a clue, but I should imagine if it wasn't for that long no damage would be done - as long as they didn't float away of course. Any ideas?
|Beautiful swirling waters of The Bann, captured on FP4+|