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02-09-2020, 10:30   #1
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Clifden Flooding

Main roads blocked and housing estates flooded after torrential overnight rain in Co Galway

https://galwaybayfm.ie/galway-bay-fm...iver-overtops/
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02-09-2020, 10:45   #2
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Looks rough!
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02-09-2020, 10:53   #4
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Hope everyone is ok over there. Some serious damage has been done
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More pics and video here

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0902/1162709-weather/
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02-09-2020, 12:51   #6
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Apparently sitka spruce plantations and associated drainage works a few km upstream of Clifden are likely to have contributed - previously boggy land wouldn't have drained so quickly.
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Was this forecast?
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Apparently sitka spruce plantations and associated drainage works a few km upstream of Clifden are likely to have contributed - previously boggy land wouldn't have drained so quickly.
Would boggy land not already be saturated and worse? I've no idea, just an assumption.
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Would boggy land not already be saturated and worse? I've no idea, just an assumption.
It's the difference between a sponge (boggy land) and a cloth (plantation land) one can absorb a lot and release it slowly the other is saturated very quickly and absorbs no more
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These 1 in 40 year events seem to be occurring 1 in 40 days now.
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Was this forecast?
Connacht was not included in last nights warning it went up very quick this morning but either way what could you have done with that amount of rain. I never saw such colors that were on the radar in the early hours.
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So they failed to predict the track of the most intense rainfall.
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So they failed to predict the track of the most intense rainfall.
Love to know how much rain fell last night must have been some amount to do that
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Love to know how much rain fell last night must have been some amount to do that
Not much before midnight but then 2 heavy hours after that at Mace Head.

3am report was 8mm
5am report was 7.5mm
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