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Title: Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton flood alleviation scheme-water quality study : final report
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
The purpose of the proposed flood relief channel (FRC) scheme for Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton is to provide alleviation of flooding from the River Thames This was achieved by the construction of a new channel to carry excess flood water along the left bank of the river. In order to provide an adequate level of protection the channel would need to be of a similar size to the river itself. The FRC traversed the shallow gravel aquifer enclosed by a loop of the River Thames between Maidenhead and Eton. Water was retained within the channel. by means of retention structures or weirs. The open water of the channel was in direct contact with groundwater, with the possible exception of a stretch of the channel adjacent to Manor Farm where the channel may be lined. The flow of groundwater is from north to south across the line of the channel. This constantly introduced water into the channel through the north bank; flow from the channel through the south bank was predicted and recharged the aquifer.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: RiversFlood controlFlood Management StrategyWater qualityRiverbanks
Geographic Keywords: EnglandMaidenhead to Sunbury catchmentThames
Extent: 41
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