Making our weir disappear!

After all the constant rain, the ‘run-off’ into the River Avon has vastly increased the waterload hurtling down stream.

The Pulteney Bridge Weir is now submerged.

Further down river – around the new and, as yet, unnamed pedestrian/cycle bridge – the increased volume is very noticeable.

The remodeled bank is now doing its job as a catchment area.

Some amazing pictures and – l have no idea – when the river is due to peak? Meanwhile, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain in our area from 9pm tonight through to 12 midday Saturday. Even more water to enter our rivers.

Across the Avon, at the city’s new business quarter Bath Quays, contractors are busy stripping the top contaminated layer of soil from a triangular piece of land alongside the new bridge.

It will then be compacted with a layer of stone – leaving it ready for any pile-driving involved in future development.

In the meantime, the space will house pop up cafes and food facilities this summer and could be quite popular with people passing through or working in the nearby offices.

Cotswold Archaeology are also doing a watching brief on the site but l am not hearing of any major discoveries and can only see the footings of a couple of walls.

And thank you to Paul Jackson for this picture of the riverside path by the Leisure Centre underwater!