The River Roding remains on flood alert

Lower River Roding on flood alert

Lower River Roding on flood alert

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter, covering Chingford, Highams Park and Woodford. Call me on 07795 476 625

A flood alert remains in place for the Lower River Roding after it was issued by the Environment Agency last night.

Wet and windy weather over the past two days means water levels have steadily risen.

The agency has warned flooding to lower lying land, roads and gardens near the river is possible. 

Areas at risk include South Woodford, Woodford Green, Wanstead, Ilford, East Ham and Barking.

The worst of the weather is expected to have cleared by the end of this afteroon, but further rain is expected tomorrow.

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8:46pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Compton Akers says...

I am almost certain that the Roding has it's own barrier at Barking Reach or is it Creek? It would be interesting to hear if this operational.
I am almost certain that the Roding has it's own barrier at Barking Reach or is it Creek? It would be interesting to hear if this operational. Compton Akers
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8:41am Mon 6 Jan 14

bluebanana says...

The Barking Barrier is used to prevent the tidal Thames from flowing up the River Roding. The current high river levels are caused by rainfall further up the catchment. However, the Barking Barrier has been closed recently as it is operated at the same time as the Thames Barrier.
The Barking Barrier is used to prevent the tidal Thames from flowing up the River Roding. The current high river levels are caused by rainfall further up the catchment. However, the Barking Barrier has been closed recently as it is operated at the same time as the Thames Barrier. bluebanana
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