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I heard someone comment that there was an 'ongoing maintenance issue' with the gates at the moment, but I also recall being told, during a tour of the barrier, that closure was only to protect buildings, not gardens from flooding, or cars parked without regard to tides etc.
Some wonderful photos; many thanks to all!
Good photos, shows another face of Wivenhoe.
Was there any damage to buildings near the water? I have been told that houses near the river have their sitting rooms upstairs, while the ground floor do not have electric sockets near the floor, to guard against flooding.
In other words, flooding is expected and included in the planning of the buildings.
Er, to stop floods?
No properties were flooded so clearly the EA decided that the high tide was within manageable levels.
There's more to the science that simply opening and shutting the barrier. If there's significant run-off closing it could cause more problems, water flows from both directions.
God I hate that Sherlock phrase. It's down ther with "yeah, whatever" and "Don't go there".
Anyway, I understand that its main purpose is to protect Colchester from a flood surge from the sea.
Prior to it being built the village frequetly flooded.