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MUCK WATER 046 [Continued]
The last great flood which took place about a year ago took away two Stone Bridges, and done a great quantity of [damage] to both life and property especially in the village of Dalmellington where it flooded the houses to the Second [Stone] Since this Sad occurrence its banks through the village has been [wooded] in and made Straight to cause it to flow more smoothly. Its course from Glenmuick to Dalmellington is through [a] deep narrow Glen in some places 400 feet high and quit precipitous Scarcely affording room for the Road and Stream the bottom in some places.
At Smiths Bridge where the [Cummock] Burn joins it. It caused the ground to give way and fall in filling up some 4 or 5 coal chambers killing two [men] and a horse and maiming Several others for life. There has been no coal got from near this place Since. the Soil being mossy and empty underneath with the great body of wather over head was the cause of the ground giving way. its whole course is about 9 miles

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