TQ5646 : The Leigh Flood Barrier

taken 8 years ago, near to Leigh, Kent, Great Britain

The Leigh Flood Barrier
The Leigh Flood Barrier
Built in 1970 to protect Tonbridge from future flooding.
Leigh Flood Barrier
Built in 1981, the flood barrier was constructed near Leigh to protect Tonbridge, which had been severely affected by the flooding of 1968. During periods of high flow, the downstream flow is controlled by allowing up to 1 square mile (2.6 km2) of farmland upstream of the barrier to flood. This is an in-line storage scheme. An embankment has been built across the Medway valley to hold back the water.
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TQ5646, 242 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009
Category
Flood defence   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 563 461 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.5638N 0:14.1935E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 564 461
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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