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Title: Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton flood alleviation scheme - National Association of Flood Defence chairmen visit to the project site on 1 May 1991
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
The towns of Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton and nearby villages have a long history of flooding from the River Thames. The flooding during February 1990 clearly highlighted the existing problems. Since 1983, engineering and environmental consultants have been engaged to study the problem and to propose options for flood alleviation. The decision was made during January 1989 to promote a specific Scheme for the flood alleviation of Maidenhead to provide protection to a minimum 1 in 65 years standard; this represents a flood flow of 515 cumecs. In March 1989, the Thames RLDC agreed to extend the Scheme to provide similar protection to Windsor and Eton. The Scheme comprises a new flood relief channel on the east bank of the River Thames, some localised bank raising near to the river and improvements to the existing flood relief channel through Maidenhead.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: RiversFlood Management StrategyManagementManagersFlood controlFlood risk managementFloodplains
Geographic Keywords: EnglandThamesMaidenhead to Sunbury catchment
Extent: n.p. [19]
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