Author Topic: Afon Lliedi sinks.  (Read 285 times)

Offline Graigwen

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Afon Lliedi sinks.
« on: August 17, 2021, 02:54:12 pm »
There is a report today that the whole flow of the Afon Lliedi has disappeared into a sinkhole in Llanelli.

I don't know the area at all, but the site in Llanerch appears to be on the Swansea member of the Pennant Sandstone. Although there is limestone far beneath, perhaps a more like explanation is drainage into old coal workings.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/llanelli-sinkhole-river-bridge-water-21328180

Offline RobinGriffiths

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Re: Afon Lliedi sinks.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2021, 04:03:41 pm »
Looks like you're right. NLS shows a coal shaft 50m to the NW under the roundabout!

 

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