TQ5645 : Flood embankment

near to Leigh, Kent, Great Britain

Flood embankment
Flood embankment
This is part of the Leigh flood barrier defences, built in 1970 to defend Tonbridge against flooding. The A21 goes over the viaduct.
Leigh Flood Barrier :: TQ5646
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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Wednesday, 28 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 21 June, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 563 458 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.4347N 0:14.1701E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 563 459
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