Flooding update: Eighteen rivers and streams on Flood Alert

PEOPLE living near 18 rivers and brooks in Oxfordshire were tonight being warned they may face flooding.

Following a day of heavy rain, the Environment Agency has put the following rivers on Flood Alert.

They are:

  • River Cherwell from Charwelton to just above Upper Heyford
  • River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to and including Oxford
  • River Thame from Marsworth to Dorchester including Long Marston, Rowsham, North Aylesbury, Cuddington, Thame, Shabbington, Ickford, Waterperry, Cuddesdon, Wheatley, Quarrendon, Drayton St Leonard, Overy
  • Chalgrove Brook at Chalgrove and Stadhampton
  • River Thames and its tributaries from Days Lock to above Pangbourne
  • River Thames and tributaries from Buscot Wick down to Kings Lock
  • River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon
  • Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney
  • Clanfield Brook for Clanfield Village
  • Shill Brook for Bampton
  • Sor Brook and The Bloxham Brook and their tributaries
  • River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington
  • River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock
  • Ginge Brook for the Steventon area down to and including Sutton Courtenay
  • River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to and including Islip
  • Langford and Wendlebury Brooks from Stratton Audley down to near Merton, including Bicester and Wendlebury

Flood alerts are where the agency fears the river may break its banks.

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1:56am Thu 22 Nov 12

Myron Blatz says...

Why do people live close to potential disasters, and then moan when the inevitable happens? It's like buying a quaint thatched cottage near an airport, and then complaining of noise, or moving to a rural hamlet and moaning about cows and tractors! Much of the problem of flooding in recent years has been due to bad water management of the rivers and streams (including by farmers) the building of domestic and commercial property on flood plains and water meadows, and poor planning decisions. This made worse in many parts of the County by what my old geography books used to call 'the Oxford Clay Vale' or something similar, which I seem to recall could stop rainwater harmlessly soaking away. Maybe if people want to live close to rivers, they should buy a boat?
Why do people live close to potential disasters, and then moan when the inevitable happens? It's like buying a quaint thatched cottage near an airport, and then complaining of noise, or moving to a rural hamlet and moaning about cows and tractors! Much of the problem of flooding in recent years has been due to bad water management of the rivers and streams (including by farmers) the building of domestic and commercial property on flood plains and water meadows, and poor planning decisions. This made worse in many parts of the County by what my old geography books used to call 'the Oxford Clay Vale' or something similar, which I seem to recall could stop rainwater harmlessly soaking away. Maybe if people want to live close to rivers, they should buy a boat? Myron Blatz
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2:29pm Thu 22 Nov 12

## Nonny Mouse ## says...

A boat didn't help these people: http://www.oxfordmai
l.co.uk/news/1006434
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ks_in_Oxford/
A boat didn't help these people: http://www.oxfordmai l.co.uk/news/1006434 3.Flooding__Boat_sin ks_in_Oxford/ ## Nonny Mouse ##
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