Conservation and Environment

Flooding

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The flooding in January 2003 affected hundreds of people along the Thames and its tributaries. More than 500 properties were flooded, many more homes and businesses were in some way inconvenienced and agricultural land was inundated with floodwater. 

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The effects were worst in Chertsey, Wraysbury, Reading and Oxford.

In the Thames Valley, the weeks between October and December 2002 were officially the fourth wettest since 1882. 

The region received almost 180% of average rainfall during this period, saturating the ground ahead of further exceptional rainfall over the New Year.

On New Years’ Day and 2 January 2003 the region received almost 30% of its average monthly rainfall. River levels on the Thames reached the highest levels recorded since 1947 and in some places, the third highest since records began. Wraysbury.Net is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

River Thames Floods - Flow rates (Cumecs - m3 /  second)

Year Month

Date

Yearly Mean Flow
(Cumecs)
Highest Monthly Mean Flow (Cumecs)

Max. Daily Peak Flow
(Cumecs)

Return Period
 
1894 November

18

77.720

318.300

800.000

100
 
1947  March

20

82.610

359.500

709.000

60
 
1959 January

23

64.310

227.200

362.000

6
 
1974 November

23

80.750

214.000

531.000

4
 
2003 January

02

56.610

272.800

461.000

 
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