TF2121 : South Drove drain

taken 6 months ago, near to Pode Hole, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

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South Drove drain
South Drove drain
The lengthy artificial river from Adventurer's fen to the pumping station at Pode Hole. A small platform next to the water is made with sheet piling and concrete - this provides a safe turning point for the trailers bringing vegetation debris removed from the screens on the pump inlets, which is dumped along the bank to rot down.
The Fens

The Fens, also known as the Fenland, is a naturally marshy region in eastern England. Most of the fens were drained several centuries ago, resulting in a flat, damp, low-lying agricultural region.
A fen is the local name for an individual area of marshland or former marshland and also designates the type of marsh typical of the area, which has neutral or alkaline water chemistry and relatively large quantities of dissolved minerals, but few other plant nutrients.
Fenland primarily lies around the coast of the Wash; it reaches into four counties: Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and a small area of Suffolk, as well as the historic county of Huntingdonshire. In whole it occupies an area of nearly 1,500 sq miles.
Most of the Fenland lies within a few metres of sea level. As with similar areas in the Netherlands, much of the Fenland originally consisted of fresh- or salt-water wetlands, which have been artificially drained and continue to be protected from floods by drainage banks and pumps.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Flat landscapes 
Season (from Tags)
Spring 
Near (from Tags)
Pode Hole 
Primary Subject of Photo
Drain 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2136 2178 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.7982N 0:12.1310W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2135 2179
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Fenland  The Fens  Blue Sky White Clouds  Drainage Channel  Fenland Drain 

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