Thames Barrier
Description

London is quite vulnerable to flooding and that threat has increased over time due to the continuous rise in the high water level over the centuries and the slow "tilting" of Britain. There are twice daily 6.4-meter tides and during severe storms there can be surge tides. The Thames River Barrier became operational in 1982, and it is expected to protect the city through 2030.

Date
April 2009
Provider
IMOA
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