River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme.
These images were taken within the third week of October 2014.
We were seeing the effects of the overnight deluge of rain (as predicted some days earlier) — interestingly enough, the waters had covered the steel structure on the opposite banks. And this was only a short fall of rain.
What would prolonged, and heavy, rains bring? Some day, some year!
Most of the sheet piles were by currently driven into place.
Work currently involved reinforcing the base of the sheet wall.
On this side of the river, that work involved the build up of material behind the steel wall, to better reinforce the existing soil bank itself.
Throughout the days, it was a constant 2-way stream of Volvo trucks — some bringing varying grades of hardcore down to the riverside to build up the rear of the steel wall – other times it was to remove previously laid boulders, as part of temporary access shelf on the outside of the steel wall.