TQ5646 : Leigh Flood Barrier

near to Leigh, Kent, Great Britain

Leigh Flood Barrier
Leigh Flood Barrier
Haysden Country Park :: TQ5746
Haysden Country Park is situated to the West of Tonbridge in Kent. The 64 hectare area of land comprising open grass land, woods and lakes, is rich in wildlife and is a site of Nature Conservation interest. The River Medway also runs through a stretch of it. There are paths for walking, riding and cycling.
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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2012
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5638 4610 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.5638N 0:14.1935E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5636 4600
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