Another false excuse

Published: Wednesday, 09 October 2019

INITIALLY the problem with the [Toddbrook] dam was blamed on the heavy rainfall preceding the failure, writes Ralph Freeman.

Those in authority then implying this amount of rainfall was unique (due to global warming).


Now given the reservoir has been there for over a 100+ years, that's a pretty big statement and not surprisingly turns out to be false.

An Anorak has analysed the rainfall prior to the failure, and compared it with rainfall in the area over the last century or two.  The results all illuminating, but not surprising.  There has been rainfall as heavy, if not heavier in the past, but the dam survived.... Hmm

Here is all the data—well done to the author I sayYou can't beat FACTS.