case study the thames estuary and thames barrier

casestudy information on the thames estuary including the thames barrier

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  • London and the thames estuary
    • 1953
      • badly flooded
      • flood defences collapsed
      • effects
        • loss of lives
        • evacuation
        • property damadge
    • today
      • if floods financial diaster
      • social distress
    • people and the thames
      • 1.5mil work near thames
      • 100 billion property woth
      • 1.25mil live near thames
      • huge value
    • thames barrier
      • built in 1974-1984
      • cost 534mil old money
      • cost 1.6bil today money
      • raises 4 times per year average
      • since built to 2007 raised 200 times
      • expected to work until 2030-2050

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