1947 Thames flood


1947 Thames flood

The 1947 Thames flood was worst overall 20th century flood of the River Thames, affecting much of the Thames Valley as well as elsewhere in England during the middle of March 1947 after a severe winter.

The floods were caused by 117 mm (4.6 inches) of rainfall (including rain and snow); the peak flow was 61.7 billion litres of water per day and the damage cost a total of £12 million to repair [http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/1721484] .
War damage to some of the locks made matters worse.

Other significant Thames floods since 1947 have occurred in 1968, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006.

See also

* 1928 Thames flood
* Winter of 1946-1947

References

* " [http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/windsorhistory/floods47.html Histories of Windsor — The Floods of 1947] ", by G. G. Cullingham. First published in "Windlesora Magazine", 1981. Updated for the 60th anniversary of the flood, March 2007.
* " [http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/1721484 Environment Agency says check your flood risk using our flood maps] ", by Chris Mitchell. Environment Agency, UK, 14 March 2007.
* " [http://www.rms.com/Publications/1947_UKRiverFloods.pdf 1947 U.K. River Floods: 60-Year Retrospective] ", RMS Special Report, Risk Management Solutions, 2007.
* " [http://www.guardian.co.uk/weather/Story/0,,2134122,00.html The great floods of 1947] ", by Martin Wainwright. "The Guardian", 25 July 2007.


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