Will the River Thames Scheme increase flood risk downstream?

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A very informative talk on flood management in the tidal Thames explained how the Thames Barrier is used to manage flood risk from extreme river flow as well as tidal surges, but it left a key question unanswered: what effect will the extra river flow from the proposed River Thames Scheme have on flood risk to London (and the whole area downstream of Shepperton)? Andy Batchelor, Operations Manager - Thames Tidal Defences, received a warm … [Read more...]