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Jabber
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« on: December 25, 2013, 12:08:00 AM »

Does anyone know where I can find the river level at Marlow and Cookham Lock?

River is getting high and it would be good to know the levels!

Merry Christmas!

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kingfisher
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 05:28:59 AM »

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/136496.aspx?stationId=7162
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 12:12:03 PM »

Very useful link. Still rising. Does anyone know how long it normally takes to clear as the during last years flooding the river continued to rise for nearly 4 days after the rains stopped. Is this fairly standard?
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 04:14:50 PM »

When i first put the link up, the river was at 0.34, it's now at 0.73 and still rising..
More wind and rain forecast for tonight and tomorrow..
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 06:43:42 PM »

The River at Cookham Lock has risen to 74cm.  The latest advice from the Environment Agency is that we should expect it to continue to rise:

"The river and flooding forecast is as follows: River levels are still rising on the River Thames and will continue to do so for at least 24 hours. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected. The weather forecast is to expect outbreaks of rain tonight and through tomorrow morning. This should clear to leave a drier afternoon. 16:28 on 26 Dec 2013"

For updates to the river and flooding forecast go to http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/34681.aspx?area=061WAF23Hurley&page=1&type=Town&term=cookham

Last winter the Moor Road flooded when the river level rose to 100cm.  We're getting quite close to that level, so if you want to drive through Cookham Village tomorrow it's worth keeping a close eye.

Cllr Fiona Hewer
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 06:12:28 PM »

Latest from the EA is that the river is rising more slowly now.   It's 79cm high at Cookham Lock. I noticed this afternoon that the grounds of Longridge, and the fields opposite it are flooded.

"The river and flooding forecast is as follows: River levels are still slowly rising in places on the River Thames but the rate of rise has now slowed down substantially. However, flooding of roads and low lying land is still possible. The weather prospects are mainly dry throughout the day with the possibility of the odd shower.

    16:11 on 27 Dec 2013"
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013, 10:13:53 PM »

The Environment Agency Flood Alert remains in force.  The River is falling slowly, but is still high, at 68cm this Sunday evening. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 04:57:07 PM »

The River had fallen to just above what the EA refer to as 'typical levels' (up to 43 cm upstream of Cookham Lock), but is now starting to rise again, slowly.  At 4pm today (Thursday) it was 51cm.  Cookham is still the subject of an EA flood alert.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 08:12:17 PM »

The Jubilee River (AKA The Flood Alleviation Scheme!) is running near to full capacity today with all the islands at Dorney Wetland pretty much submerged. I doubt it could take more than a few additional cm if the Thames continued to rise, so watch out everybody!
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fehewer
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 01:47:54 PM »

The River peaked at over 80cm on 27th December, and is now 76cm and rising. It looks like it will reach a new high soon.   Kingfisher's link has the latest value. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2014, 03:26:44 PM »

At the current rate at which the river is rising  (2 cm in 4 hours - and the graph seems to be linear at the moment), it will take another 48 hours (15:00 Monday afternoon) to reach the 100cm level of January, 2013.

Drizzle at the moment and the Met Office forecast is showing no heavy rainfall before Sunday afternoon in the areas between Oxford and Maidenhead.  So, I suspect we are safe from major road flooding, at least over the next day or so.  But ..............!!

Environment Agency:
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/136496.aspx?stationId=7162

Met Office:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/oxford_forecast_weather.html
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/maidenhead_forecast_weather.html
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Aries
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2014, 04:09:29 PM »

River level now at 85cm (15:00 Sunday).  

Parts of the riverside pathway at Bellrope Meadow are now flooded (nr. path walking back into Holy Trinity Church Graveyard) and also in front of the sailing club.  The river is flowing very fast.

Met Office forecasts for yesterday evening were TOTALLY WRONG for Cookham (it rained despite dry evening forecast).

So we are now 15cm (or 6" in real money) away from Armageddon!  I think we should be safe in our beds tonight - BUT beyond  tomorrow ....?

Sorry about the truncated WEB addresses in the last post.  They should now read

Environment Agency:
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/136496.aspx?stationId=7162

Met Office:
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/maidenhead_forecast_weather.html

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/oxford_forecast_weather.html
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2014, 08:18:45 AM »

The river level at Cookham Lock is now (7:00 am - Monday)  @ 98cms - a rise of 13cms since 3pm yesterday.  At this rate (and the EA graph shows the rise to be pretty linear) it will hit the 100cm mark mid morning today. 

I don't know if the EA can do some further magic with river control using the locks but It now looks as though some flooding is now inevitable (see Fiona Hewer's post 26th December)
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2014, 08:32:22 AM »

The latest from the EA for Hurley to Cookham....
"The river and flooding forecast is as follows: Levels on the River Thames remain high and are rising slowly in response  to the recent rainfall. Further flooding of low lying areas is expected. No property flooding is currently expected. The weather forecast is to expect a mainly dry evening with more potentially heavy rain expected tomorrow afternoon.
00:17 on 05 Jan 2014"
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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2014, 09:52:28 AM »

Taken from the EA this morning, 100 normally means  flooding is likely to occur.

"The river level at Cookham Lock is 0.99 metres.
This measurement was recorded at 09:00 on 06/01/2014.
The typical river level range for this location is between 0.00 metres and 0.43 metres."
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