Kouris dam

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John J

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Kouris dam
« on: May 01, 2015, 09:50:08 AM »
When the Kouris river was dammed in the 1980s the village of Alassa was abandoned to the waters. The village church, being on slightly higher ground, escaped   inundation except in winters of really heavy precipitation. However, time has taken its toll and this morning when we went to see how high the water had risen this year we found that it had eventually collapsed.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Alisdair

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Re: Kouris dam
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 05:53:50 PM »
What a sad sequence! Thanks for showing us all.
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and current president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society