Nation’s biggest inland flood defence opened in Nottingham « Defra News

Nottingham used to have the ‘biggest’ all kinds of things, the biggest Council Estate at Clifton, the biggest Bowling Alley, well now we have the biggest flood defence scheme along the left bank of the River Trent, a project people who live in that area have waited a long time for. Of course Wollaton’s nowhere near the area affected, and our little Tottle Brook tributary doesn’t contribute to the flow of the Trent like the proper river tributaries, the Derwent and the Soar, but it’s cool to know it’s been completed. The floods at Gedling used to reach over the railway bridge before the Colwick flood gates (a family story, an Uncle lived at the farm opposite, and also apparently the Ageir flows up the River which stops the downflow) and it’s a worry that the Council built a one storey primary school behind the Railway Bridge. Nation’s biggest inland flood defence opened in Nottingham « Defra News http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2012/09/13/nottingham-flood-defence/

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