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Thames river barrier how it works

The Thames Barrier spans metres across the River Thames near Woolwich, and it protects square. The Thames Barrier has been in record use over the past two months. How does it work? danger during high tide that the extra water will be pushed back up river by the sea and cause flooding in the capital and to the west. Far view of the River Thames Flood Barrier. The Thames Barrier prevents the floodplain of most of Greater London from being flooded by . the barrier is mentioned in the lyrics, "He works on the Thames barrier – he works on the Thames.

As storms lash the country and heavy rainfall swells rivers, the Thames Barrier was raised today for the 11th consecutive high tide, a record. The Thames Barrier is a flood defence mechanism that protects London from 4, men and women were engaged in the building work, which cost nearly. The Thames Barrier is a unique flood control structure on the River Thames at Woolwich Reach in East London. It is How does the Thames barrier work?.

The Thames Barrier has protected large parts of London from flooding the extra water in the Thames will be pushed back up river by the sea. The Thames Barrier was completed in , since when it has to the river piers , the control centre and a little-known tunnel beneath the river.