Severn meander at Abermule   23 April  2003



This is an active meander on the River Severn near Abermule, cutting away at its flood plain on the outside of the bend.

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Look how the fence has been undercut! An area of slumping can just be seen on the riverbank to the right.


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The slip-off slope is made up of quite coarse material, in contrast with the fine tilth of the flood plain revealed in the river bluff side of the curve.

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The eroding right bank has been reinforced with wire gabions filled with stone. this, and the other views, were taken from the main road, the A483, so erosion must be a special concern at this point.

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