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(March 18-27, 2011)

Sergio J Blandon

Ed Roberts Campus "No Limits Here"

Robert Bilsland

Trying to Limit the Possible Damage

Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England, UK

March 26, 2011, 15:53 UTC (15:53 Local Time)

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In 2007 Upton-upon-Severn suffered one of those "once in 150 years floods." For a number of days the town became an island, with only vehicles that could wade through the high waters able to get about. But the town being cut off wasn't the only problem. With the route across the river being cut, it forced traffic to take long detours which then clogging up other already busy routes.

It was after this that the Environment Agency decided that Upton-upon-Severn should get a £2.1 million flood alleviation scheme. It would improve the level of flood protection for 54 properties in the town and hopefully keep the access through the town open.

The nearest building that you see in the panorama is the clubhouse for the football and rugby clubs. Originally it was built on its own little raised island to keep it off the floodplain, but now this has been wrapped by the new earth flood defence wall.
Environment Agency, Upton-upon-Severn flood alleviation scheme
View of the progress of the flood defences
Aerial photo of the 2007 floods
Riverside views of the 2007 flooding


Europe / UK-England

Lat: 52° 3' 38.36" N
Long: 3° 14' 11.37" W

Elevation: 45 ft

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G fisheye lens. Mounted on a Nodal Ninja 5 panorama head and R-D16 Rotator atop a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod. Shots taken at 6 positions 60° apart, tilted 15° down and another shot taken looking straight up. Raw files then processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 before being stitched together using PTGui Pro 9.0 and converted using Pano2VR 3.0.

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