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This is the tight bend that probably caused the flood. The flood water came over the golf course and into town.
The river is less than half the width of the bridge and going round a double bend. The dotted blue line looks to be an old river bank and perhaps this is where the river should be.
The island causing the second bend is gravel coming down Glen Muick and then the Dee depositing more gravel. If something isnít done soon the road and cemetery will disappear.
Mechanically it is easy to dig the old river channel and divert the river, then backfill the river. Take a week - as in Glenridding. The politics and the paperwork make it impossible.