Usual characteristics of normal major floods Horrifying flood warning maps … with severe warnings in place ‘A month’s rain fell in ….’ In this case on saturated ground ‘Record levels’ of flow in the rivers Prolonged rain, high river levels and warnings Some defences work … whilst the problem is pushed further down the catchment […]

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This is an interim Report for our inquiry into coastal flooding, coastal erosion and climate change. The Election will prevent us completing the inquiry. This interim report draws attention to key themes in the evidence we have received so far and some provisional conclusions that the Government, Environment Agency and the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) […]

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The River Thames Scheme Defra/Environment Agency ‘The River Thames Scheme will reduce flood risk to people living and working near the Thames. It will enhance the resilience of nationally important infrastructure, contribute to a vibrant local economy and create many recreational opportunities. Between 2020 and 2025 the Environment Agency will build a new flood channel alongside the […]

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