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Ouch
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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2014, 11:39:36 AM »

Starting to flood on the moor road now. Passable at the moment, but guess it may get deeper as the day goes on.
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fehewer
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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2014, 11:55:41 AM »

There is water flowing across the Moor Road but it was passable with care at 1030.

Update from Cookham's flood warden this morning
"the river is now on the tow path in parts by Cookham Bridge, on the Cookham side.It also looks as if it is beginning to breach on the Bucks side"

In Bourne End, and upstream in Bisham and Little Marlow, the EA has escalated the flood state from Alert to Warning because they expect some property flooding in those areas.

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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2014, 12:03:22 PM »

RBWM has just informed the Parish Council that it seems probable that the Moor Road will be closed by the Police due to flooding. The closure could be implemented within the next 24 hours.

Community Wardens will give access to the Causeway to Emergency Vehicles and any other vehicle responding to a genuine emergency.  Diversion signs will be displayed as soon as possible.

Cllr Fiona Hewer
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The Baglady
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2014, 12:25:40 PM »

Larger cars are going through but have just turned around as I wouldn't have trusted my lower coupe to get through. Be careful all !
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2014, 01:03:31 PM »

From past experience, notification about the closure of the moor should be place near Maidenhead. Many a time people have arrived at The Pound only to have to turn around again when their journey could have been diverted earlier.
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Paris
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2014, 02:21:48 PM »

Understand that the road is now closed.
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fehewer
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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2014, 03:03:41 PM »

Yes, the Moor Road has been closed by the police.  It is an offence to drive through a closed road and doing so invalidates insurance.
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Rich
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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2014, 03:15:03 PM »

What about cycling
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fehewer
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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2014, 03:19:25 PM »

The Moor Road is closed to all traffic, but cyclists and pedestrians can use the Causeway.
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fehewer
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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2014, 03:25:25 PM »

River at Cookham Lock (upstream gauge) 1.05m and rising. 

The Environment Agency 3-day forecasts predicts an increasing flood risk for the Windsor and Maidenhead for tomorrow and Wednesday.

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/3days/125305.aspx

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anon
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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2014, 03:57:31 PM »

Does anyone know the maximum height the river attained in 2003? Before then I'd imagine comparisons are pointless as such times precede the flood defence works (including the Jubilee River).
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Paris
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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2014, 04:03:33 PM »

Back to 2000 would be useful to know - the water reached the residences in Strande Lane that year and all the stables had to be evacuated.
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2014, 04:16:20 PM »

Hi Fiona,

It looks like your prediction of flooding on the Moor at a level of 100cm was pretty spot on, then.  Do you know at what level the roads to Bourne End and Maidenhead are likely to become impassable?  I seem to recall that the Bourne End road floods not too long after the Moor road?  But I'm hoping that it takes a lot more for the Maidenhead road to flood too? (fingers crossed)
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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2014, 04:47:45 PM »

Fiona,

Who makes the decision to flood Cookham and further up to protect Maidenhead?

You will note as the EA website that Cookham is flooding - as above;

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

But the lock downstream from Cookham is far from it;

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/136496.aspx?StationId=7162&Sensor=D&RegionId=0&AreaId=0&CatchmentId=0

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Aries
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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2014, 04:58:24 PM »

(a) River still rising (Currently at 108cms - 16:00hrs).  Although the road across the Moor is "Closed", some vehicles are chancing their luck.  The 37 bus from Maidenhead has just passed through OK.

(b) There are Community Wardens at both ends of The Causeway (one vehicle at the East end and two at the West end) but they don't seem to be imposing the closure very strictly.  I don't remember getting so much attention in the old days when The Causeway was opened to limited two-way alternate traffic.

(c) I notice that one of the gateposts (at the West end of The Causeway) seems to have been removed (intentionally??) and the gate is being propped up by orange barriers.

(d) The new-build development on the Bourne End bank beside the bridge (formerly Tudor Lea) is well and truly flooded.  I hope "Frank" got a "Risk Assessment” before going ahead!
 

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