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The Backbarrow gorge at the southern end of the English Lake District carries the River Leven that drains England's longest lake, Windermere. During the December floods of 2015 the swollen river covered the ancient stone bridge at Backbarrow and flooded an adjacent hotel. The Gallery shows the extent of the flood and how the river was partially diverted creating a cascade into the lower section below the bridge. It is always difficult to convey the power of floods and the noise. There is a short video showing the river Leven in full force at the beginning of the Photo Gallery or you can watch it on You Tube by Clicking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRA0dsvCjF0

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VIDEO. Cumbria, Backbarrow flooding Dec 2015

HRS 7385 Backbarrow flooding, spectators

HRS 7385 Backbarrow flooding, spectators

HRS 7377 Backbarrow, Whitewater Hotel flood

HRS 7377 Backbarrow, Whitewater Hotel flood

HRS 7378 Backbarrow, Waterfall on Blue works bridge

HRS 7378 Backbarrow, Waterfall on Blue works bridge

HRS 7376 Blue works bridge Backbarrow flood

HRS 7376 Blue works bridge Backbarrow flood

HRS 7374 Haverthwaite Bridge in floodwater

HRS 7374 Haverthwaite Bridge in floodwater

HRS 7379 Haverthwaite bridge arches in flood

HRS 7379 Haverthwaite bridge arches in flood

HRS 7380 Haverthwaite, River Leven in flood

HRS 7380 Haverthwaite, River Leven in flood

HRS 7375 Backbarrow flooded holiday homes and road

HRS 7375 Backbarrow flooded holiday homes and road

HRS 7381 Backbarrow, flooded holiday-let homes

HRS 7381 Backbarrow,  flooded holiday-let homes

HRS 7383 Backbarrow, Whitewater Hotel Fitness Centre car park in flood

HRS 7383 Backbarrow, Whitewater Hotel Fitness Centre car park in flood

HRS 7373 Backbarrow, flooded holiday homes

HRS 7373 Backbarrow, flooded holiday homes

HRS 7382 Backbarrow, View from road at Whitewater Hotel.over old bridge at Whitewater Hotel

HRS 7382 Backbarrow, View from road at Whitewater Hotel.over old bridge at Whitewater Hotel

HRS 7384 Backbarrow, flooding abandoned car

HRS 7384 Backbarrow, flooding abandoned car

HRS 7391 Backbarrow bridge, flooding and abandoned car

HRS 7391 Backbarrow bridge, flooding and abandoned car

HRS 7386 Backbarrow, Whitewater Hotel flooding

HRS 7386 Backbarrow, Whitewater Hotel flooding

HRS 7387 Backbarrow, diverted river Leven at Whitewater Hotel

HRS 7387 Backbarrow, diverted river Leven at Whitewater Hotel

HRS 7388 Backbarrow, Blue Works bridge overwhelmed in flood

HRS 7388 Backbarrow, Blue Works bridge overwhelmed in flood

HRS 7389 Backbarrow, flooded properties near Whitewater Hotel

HRS 7389 Backbarrow, flooded properties near Whitewater Hotel

HRS 7390 Backbarrow, ironworks weir in flood

HRS 7390 Backbarrow, ironworks weir in flood