Alan - Flood Forecaster @ The Thames Barrier Profile picture
I work for the Environment Agency (@EnvAgency) at the #ThamesBarrier in the Forecasting and Response team.
Feb 10, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
⚠️ Due to a forecast high tide, the #ThamesBarrier will be closing today.

Gates are expected to start moving to the closed position from around 10.30, and it should be fully open again by 16.00.

This will be the 187th closure to protect #London from tidal flooding. When the Barrier closes, we effectively create a half full reservoir between Teddington and Woolwich.

As the Thames gets much wider and deeper through #London, it doesn’t build up particularly quickly so no flood risk.