River levels begin to recede in Worcester - for now

River levels begin to recede in Worcester - for now

A water ski-er on the flooded Worcester Racecourse. Pic Steven Burgess

River levels still high on the Severn, but beginning to drop

Worcester Canoe Club still swamped by the floodwaters

Worcester Racecourse still resembling a boating lake

Swans taking an early morning swim on the swollen River Severn

A high River Severn in Worcester

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WATER levels on the River Severn in Worcester have slowly begun to drop overnight.

The swollen river, which burst its banks on the city's South Quay following heavy rain just before Christmas, remains high, however.

Water is still covering Worcester Racecourse which bore the brunt of the wild wintry weather.

Some have taken the opportunity to have some fun in the water, with one person pictured water ski-ing on the racecourse.

This weekend is, thankfully, expected to remain largely dry, although blustery showers and longer spells of rain return on Monday and Tuesday, just as county residents prepare to see in the new year.

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5:42pm Sat 28 Dec 13

copierman says...

Why are they taking the flood barriers down if they state they will be putting them back up in a few days?
Why are they taking the flood barriers down if they state they will be putting them back up in a few days? copierman
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