No damage to flood defences says Environment Agency

Warrington Guardian: No damage to flood defences says Environment Agency No damage to flood defences says Environment Agency

THE Environment Agency has said flood defences in Latchford were not damaged by the recent bad weather.

Military personnel from the Army, RAF and Royal Navy have been in Warrington assessing flood defences, as part of a programme to do so across the north west, amid concerns over 'significant pressure' caused by floods and storms.

The EA said: “We are inspecting hundreds of thousands of flood defences across England after the wettest winter on record, which also saw our coastlines battered by major storms.

“We welcome the Government’s offer of military assistance as it provides an excellent opportunity to check all of the region’s flood defences extremely quickly.

“Warrington’s new flood defence scheme is one of over 30,000 assets that are being inspected across the north west.

“The exercise will greatly benefit local communities as it will help us get a better picture of existing flood protection and help us manage local flood risk in the future.

“The new flood walls and embankments in Latchford prevented flooding to hundreds of homes and businesses during the recent tidal surge, and were not damaged by the incident.”

The move to use military staff to check flood defences has been criticised by residents as a waste of resources.

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8:19pm Thu 13 Mar 14

montblanc says...

And yet there are still no signs of any repairs to the River Mersey banking at Woolston, which suffered major collapse over a year ago, allegedly caused by Peel Holdings dropping the water levels and denying any responisibility to the extensive collapsed banking which happened within hours of the dropped water levels
And yet there are still no signs of any repairs to the River Mersey banking at Woolston, which suffered major collapse over a year ago, allegedly caused by Peel Holdings dropping the water levels and denying any responisibility to the extensive collapsed banking which happened within hours of the dropped water levels montblanc
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10:51pm Thu 13 Mar 14

fedster says...

congratulations wow a project worked now all slap each other on the back and brag about the fact that something went right
Not the fact that the engineers and those that designed it got it right.


as for peel holding controlling water into the Mersey do tell how they do that please.

not sure you can controls the flow of the Mersey can they ?
congratulations wow a project worked now all slap each other on the back and brag about the fact that something went right Not the fact that the engineers and those that designed it got it right. as for peel holding controlling water into the Mersey do tell how they do that please. not sure you can controls the flow of the Mersey can they ? fedster
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12:14am Fri 14 Mar 14

AppleJunkie says...

fedster wrote:
congratulations wow a project worked now all slap each other on the back and brag about the fact that something went right
Not the fact that the engineers and those that designed it got it right.


as for peel holding controlling water into the Mersey do tell how they do that please.

not sure you can controls the flow of the Mersey can they ?
Yes they can, the weirs act as a barrier to slow down the rate at which the water flows, by opening them at the lower points during a low tide allows the water to flow faster out to the estuary which allows the levels up stream to drop.

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[quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: congratulations wow a project worked now all slap each other on the back and brag about the fact that something went right Not the fact that the engineers and those that designed it got it right. as for peel holding controlling water into the Mersey do tell how they do that please. not sure you can controls the flow of the Mersey can they ?[/p][/quote]Yes they can, the weirs act as a barrier to slow down the rate at which the water flows, by opening them at the lower points during a low tide allows the water to flow faster out to the estuary which allows the levels up stream to drop. http://www.warringto nguardian.co.uk/news /9965356.Garden_coll apses_into_Mersey_af ter_water_levels_dro p/ AppleJunkie
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1:35pm Fri 14 Mar 14

flashcoffy says...

fedster wrote:
congratulations wow a project worked now all slap each other on the back and brag about the fact that something went right
Not the fact that the engineers and those that designed it got it right.


as for peel holding controlling water into the Mersey do tell how they do that please.

not sure you can controls the flow of the Mersey can they ?
They did. They closed the locks between 2 sections where the the Ship Canal merges with the Irwell(?) causing much lower waters along the Ship Canal and Mersey between Manchester and Latchford Locks.

This is further up the weir where the river is tidal.

Completely agree with your first point mind
[quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: congratulations wow a project worked now all slap each other on the back and brag about the fact that something went right Not the fact that the engineers and those that designed it got it right. as for peel holding controlling water into the Mersey do tell how they do that please. not sure you can controls the flow of the Mersey can they ?[/p][/quote]They did. They closed the locks between 2 sections where the the Ship Canal merges with the Irwell(?) causing much lower waters along the Ship Canal and Mersey between Manchester and Latchford Locks. This is further up the weir where the river is tidal. Completely agree with your first point mind flashcoffy
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9:05pm Sun 16 Mar 14

fedster says...

didnt realize that just thought the mersey flowed into the canal below a lock and entered back into the mersey above latchford locks.

So no barrier between the 2 except for the weir near weir lane.

always thought as well weir were designed for water to flow 1 way that was all. learn something new everyday
didnt realize that just thought the mersey flowed into the canal below a lock and entered back into the mersey above latchford locks. So no barrier between the 2 except for the weir near weir lane. always thought as well weir were designed for water to flow 1 way that was all. learn something new everyday fedster
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