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ROSS-ON-WYE AUTUMN 2000 FLOODS
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Brookend Street

The two images below were taken on 8 December 2000 when, following two months of unseasonable heavy rain, the Millpond overflowed flooding much of the town centre. This was the first time that Brookend Street had flooded badly in over 20 years.

To see a more usual view of Brookend Street, click here to view it on the interactive map. More recent flood photographs can be seen here [2004]

Brookend Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Brookend Street looking south.
Brookend Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Brookend Street looking north.

Millpond Street

The images below show Millpond Street and the Safeway Garage on the same day. The Fire Brigade were out over night, pumping water from people's homes and attempting to divert the flood water into the River.

To see a more usual view of Millpond Street, click here to view it on the interactive map.

Millpond Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Millpond Street.
Millpond Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Millpond Street.

The Flooded Wye

The area surrounding River Wye floods a little more frequently than the town centre. The photographs below were taken at the end of October 2000. The first is a view of the river from the Prospect, by St Mary's Church. The second was taken from a bridge, a short distance west of the town.
Flooded River Wye at Ross
View from the Prospect.
Flooded River Wye at Ross
View from Bridstow road bridge.

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