Posted by Not Drowning but Waving on August 20, 2007 at 22:04:19:
In Reply to: glug, glug, glug . . . posted by Flooding on Castle Street on August 20, 2007 at 11:38:44:
I remembered that there was a map of Castlebar showing the altitude on this site somewhere - the map is above this hopefully. The Mall is shown as being quite a bit higher than the river valley itself so it's unlikely that the river ever flowed across the Mall as I was once told as a definitive truth what you need to know about Castlebar. The river flows pretty much right down the middle of the darker green presumably lowest slice on the map. It would need a fair bit of earth moving to move the main channel of the river anywhere outside of this dark green corridor - barring major earthquakes or other upheavals affecting the earth's mantle of course.
The web page link below says the lowest point in Castlebar is 25m (above sea level presumably). I wonder is this enough to ensure that rising sea levels will not affect Castlebar? Coveyland will become Atlantis but Castlebar will soldier on receiving refugees from coastal towns thanks to SUV owners and long-haul holiday makers plus third world countries who think they can have as many cars as we have. But then maye global warming is just a loada cod?
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