Tag Archives: flooding

Flooding in the Loire


Further to the problems of flooding in Central France over the past few weeks. My previous blogs on flooding in the Loire Basin have had an unusual number of daily hits! If you’ve been effected then you might want to … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier, South Touraine ~ postcard of the ford crossing of the Brignon river


Here’s a lovely postcard image (c1920s) of the old ford crossing of the River Brignon at the village of Le Chatelier in the South Touraine. The metal bridge and embankments which are now in place were only constucted after the … Continue reading

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Tours bridge keeps falling down, falling down, falling down!


A quick flick through the on-line official historical archives of the Touraine revealed that the old stone bridge of Tours was washed away on 9th April, 1978. And this was not the first time it had been destroyed by the … Continue reading

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Why am I writing about flood prevention?


Why choose flood prevention as a blog topic? Well, for one there’s the fact of global warming (whether through human industrial and fossil fuel  activity or as a result of bovine flatulence) which will raise sea levels. This will have … Continue reading

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The Loire in Flood


Anyone who lives in the Touraine will be aware of the variable level of the major rivers in the region; with a period of low water in summer and violent spates in spring and autumn. In the past these ‘spates’ … Continue reading

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