First flood warning in Oxfordshire as protective barriers go up

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FLOOD defences being put up in Osney Island this morning are a "precaution", say the Environment Agency.

The agency has also issued its first flood warning in Oxfordshire - which means that flooding is expected - at the River Thames from Shiplake to Bolney Court near Henley including Lower Shiplake and Wargrave.

However, the number of flood alerts in the county has been reduced overnight from 19 to 13.

Flood alerts mean flooding is possible.

Further downpoars are forecast by the MET Office again for today and tomorrow.

The following waterways are on flood alert:

Clanfield Brook for Clanfield Village and the Shill Brook for Bampton

River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to and including Oxford

River Cole and Dorcan Brook

River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon, and also the Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney

River Thames and tributaries in the Oxford area

River Thames for the Abingdon Area Lower

River Loddon at the River Thames confluence at Twyford

River Thames for Shiplake, Lower Shiplake and Wargrave

River Thame and Chalgrove Brook

River Thames for Henley, Remenham, Medmenham and its tributaries

River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington and also the River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock

River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge River Thames and its tributaries from Days Lock to above Pangbourne



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