The Rain in Spain falls mainly on the Plain

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The Rain in Spain falls mainly on the Plain

Post by jhopgood » Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:42 pm

Not quite so.
Yesterday, the small town across the valley(Orba), a 6 km walk away, had 404 litres of rain (about 16 inches) overnight, swelling the river which brought down the bridge on the main road connecting my village to the motorway and larger towns. There is a way round but it means going inland first.
We were without electricity for 15 hours, telephone for 26 hours and the army is in helping to clear up.
Not as badly affected as the town where the bridge went down, as the bridge carried the water mains and half the town is without water.
The dry river bed is now a raging torrent and has taken out most of the roads crossing the valley through the orange groves, including my walk, but apart from expressions of this never having happened in living memory, we all seem to get on with life.
Not been a good year as the village has lost its water supply 3 times in the last 2 months, once when the rain caused subsidence on the main road and took out the water main, once when a tractor broke the road and the main, and once when a digger fixing the road went through the main.

Heavy rain normally affects the electricity and the phones, but despite all, there are many worse places to be in the world.
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Post by Hendrik » Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:09 pm

The rain in Spain falls mostly on the Spaniards

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Post by Foureyes » Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:28 pm

John,
jhopgood wrote:404 litres of rain (about 16 inches)
Litres?

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Post by jhopgood » Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:22 pm

The litres of rainfall measurement is actually litres/square meter (L/m2).

In traditional terms,
1 L/m2 = 1 mm
404 mm = 15.9 inch
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