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River Thames Scheme

The River Thames Scheme plans to “reduce the risk of flooding to thousands of homes, businesses and vital infrastructure while unlocking the economic, health and environmental benefits of the river between Egham and Teddington and responding to the challenges of climate change and nature recovery”.
See how it would affect Teddington https://www.riverthamesscheme.org.uk/

Our questions for the EA are:
• Are they 100% confident that the infrastructure that forms the banks of the lock cut between the Island and the Ham Bank will survive an extreme flood when the emergency bypass weir (proposed to cut across the Island just upstream of the boat rollers) is called into use, as there will be a strong flow through the cut to the new weir?
• Are they 100% certain that the flood waters spilling over the new emergency weir will have no effect on the bank opposite, or will it deflect the stream coming from the weir when in operation towards the flats and Wharf Restaurant there?
• Have they got the design and angle of any new emergency weir across the island right to deal with the issues as in the previous point and will the proposed structure fit in with the heritage aspects of the locks and boat rollers?
• Are they certain that the works will not disturb the habitat of the gravel beds on the Teddington side of the lock island which is an important haven for hatched and migrating fish?

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