TQ5646 : Leigh Flood Barrier

taken 4 years ago, near to Leigh, Kent, Great Britain

Leigh Flood Barrier
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
Wednesday, 3 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5638 4611 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.5691N 0:14.1938E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5619 4608
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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