- 1947 Thames flood
The 1947 Thames flood was worst overall 20th century
floodof the River Thames, affecting much of the Thames Valleyas well as elsewhere in Englandduring the middle of March 1947after 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.
1928 Thames flood
Winter of 1946-1947
* " [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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