Thames Barrier review

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In answer to 2014/0632 you agreed that in view of the unprecedented number of times the Thames Barrier had to close last winter to protect London from flooding it would be "prudent to have a full review of its operations". What was the outcome of this review and has the Environment Agency reported its findings to the Mayor?


Answer for Thames Barrier review

Answer for Thames Barrier review

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have been sent a copy of the Environment Agency’s review into the impact of the frequent closures of the Thames Barrier in response to the extreme winter weather.


The review found no evidence that the Environment Agency needed to change from the current activity in the TE2100 programme, but highlighted the need for continued vigilance in a changing environment to maintain a world class standard of defence.