Andrew McCaren - Dam Wet

Dam Wet by Andrew McCaren

Photo location: Shap, UK

Camera: Canon 1DX with 70-200 2.8L Lens.

Days of heavy rain in the UK led to water cascading down the dam wall of Wet Sleddale reservoir near the village of Shap in Cumbria. Andrew captured this photo as he wanted to illustrate the heavy rain and strong winds brought to the UK by Storm Dennis in February 2020.

"Wet Sleddale more often than not doesn't overflow, but when it does, it's an amazing site, and the noise is deafening".

Storm Dennis impacted the UK on 15-16 February 2020, bringing high rainfall totals and causing flooding in parts of south Wales and England. Strong winds were also associated with the storm, with Aberdaron in northwest Wales recording a wind gust of 91mph.

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