Alness Flood 26th October 2006


Here are a few photos from the massive spate of 26th October 2006 showing the river just after peaking, and some of the mayhem cause. Water levels in the town of Alness peaked at 2.8m, the highest level on record since 1973 (and possibly back to the 1950's), and the flow rate was over 200 times normal summer low! There was local flooding throughout Easter Ross and the North East Highlands.

Raven's Rock
Raven's Rock
Tide line just below the seat!
Minister's & Cunningham's
Minister's & Cunningham's
Footbridge & some catwalks gone!
Aggie's Bridge
Aggie's Bridge
Damaged but still standing.
Upper beat 5
Upper beat 5
'Surf's Up'!
Upper Beat 5
Upper Beat 5
Over the road.
Dalbreak
Dalbreak
Where's the boulder gone?!
Boulder Run, Beat 3
Boulder Run, Beat 3
Where's the road gone?!
Minister's Road
Minister's Road
Now that's a pothole!
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