The Thames Barrier will be closed today in an effort to prevent river levels from exceeding defenses.
It comes as flood warnings have been issued for parts of the Thames as the river level is expected to rise due to spring tides from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir.
According to the Environment Agency, the high tide forecast in Richmond is expected to be 4.70m above the Ammunition Reference Level (AOD) by 3 p.m. Monday and 5.03 mAOD by 3 a.m. on Tuesday. .
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The government alert added, “Flooding of low elevation roads and trails is expected, which can exist for one to two hours on either side of high tide. Property flooding is not expected.
“We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Putney Embankment (SW15), Chiswick Mall and Strand on the Green (W4), Thames Bank in Mortlake (SW14), Ranelagh Drive (TW1), Friars Lane and Water Lane ( TW9), Riverside and The Embankment at Twickenham, and the towpath under Teddington Lock.
Last year, London experienced flash floods from July 12 to 25, with 120 residents of Kensington and Chelsea being evacuated from their homes.
The London Flood Review, commissioned by Thames Water and launched on Tuesday, is expected to determine the ‘effects and causes’ of the 2021 floods and ‘will assess the functioning of drainage systems’ and ‘recommend how the increasing risks of future flooding can be managed’ .
Mike Woolgar will chair the panel.
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He said: “The extreme flooding that London experienced last summer is probably indicative of events we could see more of in the context of climate change.
“Flooding like this is frightening for those affected and the mess, loss and damage suffered by so many underscores how important this review is. “
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