Saturday, 23 July 2011

Thunder, lighting and downpours

Last Sunday, there was another momentous downpour of rain with flashes of lighting. I went for a walk afterwards and found a section of Kelvingrove Park turned in to swamp.

Flooding in Kelvingrove Park, 23rd July 2011.

The water level of the River Kelvin had risen and is a dramatic sight. However, there is a need to plan for the future to prevent flooding. 

View of riverbank at the Unite Building, Gibson Street.

Planning guidance has to ensure the existing riverbank which is not developed is protected as essential for flood prevention. Riverbank zoned as greenspace should not be available for any development. 

The open spaces and greenspace along the River Kelvin should be safeguarded as such for future generations.

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