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Thames Barrier and breaching the banks
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Snazy


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Post: #1
04-01-2014 10:45 PM

Just thought I would share this with everyone, as I know there are some people on here as equally nerdy as me.

With all the bad weather and high tides, I caught wind that the Thames Barrier would be shutting today, so popped along to watch and catch some time lapse of it closing.

What I didn't expect was, that while filming and taking pictures, the Thames would actually breach the bank and begin to fill the park.

So after some editing, blogging etc, here it is, in words, stills and time lapse video, the Thames breaching the bank by the Thames Barrier today.

http://michaelsnasdell.blogspot.co.uk/20...rrier.html

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MightyMouse


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Post: #2
04-01-2014 11:01 PM

I enjoyed the time lapse - especially when the water suddenly appeared over the bank!

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Snazy


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05-01-2014 01:33 AM

Indeed, all happened rather suddenly, even in realtime. A minute or two after the last gate shut, it breached. Silently yet forcefully.

Added some music to the vid too so its a little less silent movie.

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Ian Bull


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Post: #4
05-01-2014 04:35 AM

Excellent photos Snazy. I was right there a couple of days before so really interesting to see what can happen. Thanks for this post.

All the best

Ian

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Erekose


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Post: #5
05-01-2014 10:06 AM

Very interesting and reassuring to know it works.....

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Snazy


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Post: #6
05-01-2014 12:54 PM

Thanks for the comments.

I feel I should correct myself though, as I have received a few 'complaints' about using the word 'breach'
The river comes over the banks on a fairly regular basis, and the flood defences are higher than the bank, therefore nothing was 'breached' Thumbdown Sorry about that lol

Glad people enjoyed the vid, music and annotations added to draw your eyes to what is going on.

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Perryman


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Post: #7
05-01-2014 03:42 PM

Very interesting.
I wonder how many children are washed out to sea from that play ground every year?

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Snazy


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05-01-2014 08:10 PM

lol hopefully none, but from watching how some parents were happy for their kids to be so close to the waters edge, its an accident waiting to happen im sure.

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Duckling


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Post: #9
06-01-2014 10:43 AM

Well done on the newspaper online coverage!

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Novels


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Post: #10
06-01-2014 12:15 PM

Thank you very much for the video!
Thanks a lot!

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Snazy


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06-01-2014 05:55 PM

Quite chuffed with the attention it seems to have received from the media. Certainly didn't expect that at all. Thumbup

ITV, BBC, Telegraph, Sky News, and ever.... yes even..... The News Shopper! Imagine that ! Ohmy

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WillNParker


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Post: #12
17-01-2014 02:59 PM

Great video.

Thanks

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