TQ5646 : Leigh Flood Barrier

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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Wednesday, 28 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 October, 2005
Flood defence   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 563 461 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.5638N 0:14.1935E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 564 461
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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