Residents channelling their own flood plans

Doug Myers produced this map showing where the flood alleviation channel will empty into the Thames just downstream of Shepperton Lock.

I've been contacted by an old friend - Doug Myers - with concerns about the proposed River Thames Scheme to reduce flooding risks.

Could the reservoirs solve our flooding problems?

VE had some interesting reactions to my column outlining the Environment Agency’s River Thames Scheme aimed at safeguarding homeowners and businesses on our stretch of the Thames from future flooding. John Carter from Chertsey said:…

Flood plans spring a leak

In the year 2025: The flood defence plan in numbers, but it won't be fully in place for more than a decade.

Government 'rescue' falls £120m short

Barging in on the dredging debate

Dredging the Thames would mothave prevented the flooding - but it might have reduced the impact

I've had lots of input from readers on the subject of dredging since I mentioned it a couple of weeks or so ago in the context of flood prevention following the recent inundations.

Time to put up the cash

Chris Smith and the PM must get their act together on flooding

From a mystery tunnel to dredging the Thames

How much longer will this go on? The Thames at Chertsey covering Dumsey Meadow

Last week, I told the story about Doug Millsom and his friends who, as youngsters, used to play around a tunnel that emerged on the bank of Desborough Island and asked whether any readers knew its history.

Turbulence of the Thames

Walton Bridge

For those living close to the river, the past few weeks must have been an absolute nightmare.

Would more lock-keepers have made a difference?

The terrible flooding, which has followed days of heavy rain, has caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to home and businesses in our area and there has much coverage elsewhere in this newspaper about the impact on the lives of local residents.

Please don’t leave us hung out to dry

Truss's Island

Flood diversion work is already under way but will sufficient funds be allocated for 20-year project?

We need to get started on those flood defences

River Thames

Time to re-energise the diversion plans that have stagnated