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Flash Floods In Skipton, North Yorkshire

Posted on May 10, 2012 by in Event, Natural Events, Skipton |

A family of sheep surrounded by floods created by torrential rainfall on Thursday the 10th May 2012 in the Skipton area. By 3pm the area had had over 30mm of rain that day. (All Photos ©Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Limehouse Lane, Carleton In Craven, with deep but passable flooding. (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Limehouse Lane, Carleton In Craven, with deep but passable flooding. (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Limehouse Lane, Carleton In Craven, with deep but passable flooding. (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Aire Valley flood plains at work. (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Aire Valley flood plains at work. (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

The Aire Valley flood plains at work. (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Water in Eller Beck almost reaches the top of the banks outside Fisher Medical Centre in Skipton (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Water in Eller Beck almost reaches the top of the banks outside Fisher Medical Centre in Skipton (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Water in Eller Beck almost reaches the top of the banks outside Fisher Medical Centre in Skipton (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Water in Eller Beck almost reaches the top of the banks outside Fisher Medical Centre in Skipton (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Part of the system of culverts in Skipton is flooded with rain water (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Part of the system of culverts in Skipton is flooded with rain water (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Part of the system of culverts in Skipton is flooded with rain water (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

A house sits very close to the edge of flood waters in the Aire Valley (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

A footpath into Skipton is under water after heavy rain (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Trees are surrounded by flood water (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Torrential rain falls just outside Skipton (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Torrential rain falls just outside Skipton with Carleton In Craven Mill visible in the distance (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Train lines in Skipton are above the flood water, but other items are surrounded (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Torrential rain falls just outside Skipton with Carleton In Craven Mill visible in the distance (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Heslaker Lane, Carleton In Craven is closed to all traffic due to the River Aire flooding (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Sheep shelter against a wall on outskirts of Carleton in Craven, nr Skipton (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Water forces its way through a fence near Carleton in Craven (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Carleton Beck is almost over its banks on the outskirts of the village (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 


The flood water is too much for many of the drains to cope, lanes are starting to become streams as water pours down the hillsides(© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

New houses in Cononley have a waterside view as the River Aire reaches the bottom of their gardens(© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

Trains continue to run on the elevated track surrounded by flood waters in Cononley(© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

Waters flows rapidly down Cononley Beck as it heads towards the River Aire(© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

The Aire Valley is full of flooded fields, nr Kildwick(© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

Kildwick overlooks flooded fields in the Aire Valley (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

Firefights appear to be pumping water from a house in Lothersdale (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

Water flows from the large pond in Lothersdale (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

The flooding between Carleton, in the foreground, and Skipton, in the distance (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

Skipton as seen from across the Aire Valley (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

Skipton as seen from across the Aire Valley (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

Skipton as seen from across the Aire Valley (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

Skipton as seen from across the Aire Valley (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

Two 4X4s travel through the floods on Pale Lane, nr Carleton, Skipton (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

The sun sets over the River Aire after heavy flooding in the area (P © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

The sun sets over the River Aire after heavy flooding in the area (P © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)