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Disaster at the dam

Well how crazy is that, the nicely emptying lake filled up over night thanks to the ridiculously heavy rain we’ve just had. Unbelievable the speed at which it has filled, quite unbelievable that the lake ever got as low as it did looking at it now. It was a lot of rain as it is the first time that our cellar has ever been underwater – to about a depth of about 20cm.

Considering the volume and speed it was probably a good job that we’d lowered the lake level as the water could easily have overtopped the dam or have exerted so much pressure on it that if it had failed would have been exceedingly messy, dangerous and would have got us into a serious amount of trouble with the authorities (whom we are trying to be friends with). Phew!

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