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Flood Defences

Flood Defences

Bewdley Flood DefencesThe Flood defences at Bewdley stretch over 800 metres along the quayside, and compromises 620 metres of demountable defences and 200 metres of permanent defence wall. The barriers take approximately 11 hours to erect.


The temporary pallet barriers in Upton-Upon-Severn comprised of an A-frame, overlain with panels and covered with an impermeable liner. As the floodwaters rise, a downward pressure is applied to the A-frame, which keeps it in place. The barrier has 100 metre stretch at 1.8 metres high, with the rest at 1.2 metres high. Specialised corner pieces and groundwork's are also required to Worcester Flooding Barrierscomplete the defence. The barriers take approximately 12 hours to erect.

The temporary pallet barriers in Worcester are the same as the A-frame used in Upton-upon-Severn. 280 metres of barrier is used between the riverbank and Hylton Road upstream of Sabrina Bridge.

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  • National Flood Forum 
  • Worcestershire's Trader Register is a free online directory of home improvement trades people who have given their commitment to provide good workmanship.
  • Highways Agency
    The Highways Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), and is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport.

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This page was last reviewed 7 October 2013 at 17:05.
The page is next due for review 5 April 2015.