TF2121 : Where waters meet

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

Where waters meet
Where waters meet
Two major fenland drains converge on Pode Hole. The drain on the left is associated with Adventurer's Fen; the one straight ahead, stretching to the horizon comes from Deeping Fen. Pump houses lift the water into Vernatt's drain to eventually join the Welland at Surfleet Sea's End.

A hundred years ago they did not merge like this - there are two pumping houses for the two fens, once the responsibility of two separate internal drainage boards. Today the whole area is managed by the Welland and Deeping IDB, and the two drains join at a pool both pumphouses lift from.
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 
Place (from Tags)
Pode Hole 
Season (from Tags)
Spring 
Primary Subject of Photo
Drain 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2128 2190 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.8640N 0:12.1995W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2131 2194
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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