River Crane on flood alert this weekend

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By twickenhampeople | Friday, January 31, 2014, 16:43

The Environment Agency this week issued a flood alert for the River Crane with high tides anticipated at 3pm today to worsen the situation.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "A further tide is expected on Friday at 3pm. Due to high fluvial flows coming down the River Crane, the Crane Tidal Gates at Isleworth will not be able to close to hold back the incoming tide from the River Thames. As a result, the incoming tide will flow up the River Crane which will push the river level very high."

The Agency expects some flooding of gardens and low lying land but they do not expect buildings to be flooded.

The spokesperson continued: "Any flooding is likely to be of a short duration covering the period around high tide. The following high tide is at 3am on Saturday morning and is expected to be slightly lower than on Friday afternoon, but could still be high enough to result in garden flooding. We expect that this Flood Alert will remain in force to cover the next two high tides, but will continue to monitor the situation and update this message tonight as required."

In other news, Twickenham made it to the national newspapers this week with the Daily Mail reporting the flooding at the Embankment as the Thames burst its banks.

Improvement works at the Embankment in Twickenham have been disrupted by the floods with the planting of trees being delayed, according to a spokesperson.

The war memorial at Radnor Gardens was flooded at one point but has returned to normal today, although the ground is still very wet (see photo above).

With the wet weather set to continue in February, this could be a very costly, and disruptive, time for Twickenham.

Do you have any views on how flooding should be tackled in Richmond? The Council have asked for views so they can put a strategy together. Click here for more info.

      

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