River lea flood warning

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James007
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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby James007 » Sat 08 Feb, 2014 1:15 am

Steve wrote:
James007 wrote:Where is WaterHall?

You need to be very specific if you are ITK (In the know) which will probably become ITS soon. :mrgreen:

Birch Green

Hover your mouse over the green dots on the map

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... 36490.aspx


Are you suggesting that Birch Green is flooded?

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby Steve » Sat 08 Feb, 2014 1:43 am

James007 wrote:
Steve wrote:
James007 wrote:Where is WaterHall?

You need to be very specific if you are ITK (In the know) which will probably become ITS soon. :mrgreen:

Birch Green

Hover your mouse over the green dots on the map

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... 36490.aspx


Are you suggesting that Birch Green is flooded?

You asked where Water Hall is. I've directed you to the answer. :)

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby codek2 » Sat 08 Feb, 2014 10:50 am

birch green did flood of a sort - the pond overflowed and the firebrigade came to pump it away - altho where to given all the fields are now ponds anyway im not sure!

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby James007 » Mon 10 Feb, 2014 3:22 pm

This Thames flood alert is going to get worse for Hertford.

If the Thames breaches (which it has) it will only go one way - The Lea.

I am not talking about the most amount of water we have seen in 300 years, dredging rivers etc; Mummy Nature will flow up to the Lea Navigation very quickly, possibly within 2 weeks.

Excessive water and sewer drainage impact from The Thames into the finest of rivers = major problems if the Lea may burst in the near future.

Several examples are being seen today of Mother Nature on TV which we cannot control, yet take responsible action.

http://www.thameswater.co.uk/about-us/10092.htm

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby Golden » Mon 10 Feb, 2014 3:31 pm

I'd be most surprised if the Lea flooded all the way up to Hertford - or that far up at all to be honest. I took flood precautions a few years ago and brought a house on a hill.

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby James007 » Mon 10 Feb, 2014 3:36 pm

Golden wrote:I'd be most surprised if the Lea flooded all the way up to Hertford - or that far up at all to be honest. I took flood precautions a few years ago and brought a house on a hill.


I am only applying logic and am no expert. Hertford is in a valley. The water table has risen and it only has one way to go.

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby Darcy Sarto » Mon 10 Feb, 2014 6:55 pm

James007 wrote:
Golden wrote:I'd be most surprised if the Lea flooded all the way up to Hertford - or that far up at all to be honest. I took flood precautions a few years ago and brought a house on a hill.


I am only applying logic and am no expert. Hertford is in a valley. The water table has risen and it only has one way to go.


The Lea could flood Hertford but is more likely to do so as a result of inundation upstream rather than back up the valley from the Thames. There is an awful lot of more low lying land between Leamouth and Hertford. Also, significantly, the confluence of the Lea and Thames is upstream from the barrier.

It certainly is very wet for a lot of people at present but it won't stop us getting another hosepipe ban...... :cry:

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby codek2 » Mon 10 Feb, 2014 8:50 pm

actually it does darcy.

The water companies have already stated that we're not likely to have another ban until at least 3 on the trot record dry seasons. i.e. dry summer, dry winter and another dry summer.

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby Michael » Mon 10 Feb, 2014 11:17 pm

James007 wrote:This Thames flood alert is going to get worse for Hertford.

If the Thames breaches (which it has) it will only go one way - The Lea.

I am not talking about the most amount of water we have seen in 300 years, dredging rivers etc; Mummy Nature will flow up to the Lea Navigation very quickly, possibly within 2 weeks.

Excessive water and sewer drainage impact from The Thames into the finest of rivers = major problems if the Lea may burst in the near future.

Several examples are being seen today of Mother Nature on TV which we cannot control, yet take responsible action.

http://www.thameswater.co.uk/about-us/10092.htm


I don't think this is possible. Water would have to flow tens of metres uphill. What you describe may affect the Lea within a few metres of the Thames level which I'm assuming at where the rivers are meeting is near to sea level.


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