River Cherwell in Oxford added to flood warnings list

THE River Cherwell at Oxford has been added to the list of county waterways expected to flood.

The Environment Agency said the river was likely to flood between Cherwell Bridge to Oxford and areas including Summertown, New Marston and Magdalen Bridge, could be affected.

Earlier this afternoon flood alerts were issued for the River Thames in Oxford, Abingdon, Culham, Kennington, above Oxford between Kings Lock and Newbridge, and from Days Lock to South Stoke in South Oxfordshire.

Flooding is also expected to hit Chalgrove Brook, the River Windrush at Witney, the River Thame at Dorchester, and the River Cherwell from Lower Heyford to Cherwell Bridge.

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9:58pm Mon 24 Dec 12

cynicality says...

Am I the only one to be puzzled by this - a warning that the Cherwell is likely to flood at Magdelan Bridge? Angel Meadow, the Botanic Garden, and the Magdelan School playing fields have been flooded for several days.
Am I the only one to be puzzled by this - a warning that the Cherwell is likely to flood at Magdelan Bridge? Angel Meadow, the Botanic Garden, and the Magdelan School playing fields have been flooded for several days. cynicality

10:36pm Mon 24 Dec 12

saysme36 says...

cynicality wrote:
Am I the only one to be puzzled by this - a warning that the Cherwell is likely to flood at Magdelan Bridge? Angel Meadow, the Botanic Garden, and the Magdelan School playing fields have been flooded for several days.
The areas you refer to are part of the flood plain and designed to flood when rivers rise. These would be subject to a flood alert. A flood warning suggests that there is a likelihood to properties being flooded.
[quote][p][bold]cynicality[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one to be puzzled by this - a warning that the Cherwell is likely to flood at Magdelan Bridge? Angel Meadow, the Botanic Garden, and the Magdelan School playing fields have been flooded for several days.[/p][/quote]The areas you refer to are part of the flood plain and designed to flood when rivers rise. These would be subject to a flood alert. A flood warning suggests that there is a likelihood to properties being flooded. saysme36

7:40am Tue 25 Dec 12

cynicality says...

saysme36 wrote:
cynicality wrote:
Am I the only one to be puzzled by this - a warning that the Cherwell is likely to flood at Magdelan Bridge? Angel Meadow, the Botanic Garden, and the Magdelan School playing fields have been flooded for several days.
The areas you refer to are part of the flood plain and designed to flood when rivers rise. These would be subject to a flood alert. A flood warning suggests that there is a likelihood to properties being flooded.
Thanks for clearing that up for me!
[quote][p][bold]saysme36[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynicality[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one to be puzzled by this - a warning that the Cherwell is likely to flood at Magdelan Bridge? Angel Meadow, the Botanic Garden, and the Magdelan School playing fields have been flooded for several days.[/p][/quote]The areas you refer to are part of the flood plain and designed to flood when rivers rise. These would be subject to a flood alert. A flood warning suggests that there is a likelihood to properties being flooded.[/p][/quote]Thanks for clearing that up for me! cynicality

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