The rainfall this week (37mm) has raised the river levels again. The growing hay crop makes the meadow look green from a distance but much of the meadow has 100mm of water in the grass. The paths are impassable and drainage channels have deep water in places where they cross the paths,
The temporary closure is in force until 19th May and it is possible that this may now be extended as concern is growing for the condition of this internationally important habitat.
Check back here for further updates on the condition of the meadow.