There's been so much rain lately that I thought the River Wear might be high when I went into Durham yesterday.
High enough to wash away the debris that's been caught on the weir for ages.
But it wasn't.
The weirs themselves now look to be in poor repair, with chunks out of them. No matter how many shiny new theatres, bars, hotels and swimming pools are built, the river is one of the city's main features - pity nobody seems to care how it looks.