Oxford Flood Defence – Will It Affect Us?

I went today to look at the exhibition for the new flood defence channel in Oxford, as I know many people locally are worried about the potential effect it could have on those of us lower down the Thames in times of flood.
The staff from the Environment Agency are at pains to point out that any scheme will be modelled to ensure there will be no ill effects for neighbouring communities. They say that rather than dumping water on us it will regulate the flow, so the water runs for a longer period.
The EA staff have agreed to run a consultation in Wallingford in the next few weeks so we can see what is planned and question them on any likely effects.


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