Histories of Windsor
- Extract from Annual Report for 1947
Work on the river had been
reduced to a minimum during the war period, apart from the most
urgent of repairs and dredging, which resulted in a considerable
accumulation of maintenance works estimated to cost £330,102.
It was only possible to undertake a small number of the most
important of these works during 1945 and 1946 owing to the shortage
of labour and materials.
A high flood occurred in March, 1947, due to melting
snow followed by heavy rain. This flood was second only in volume
to the great flood of 1894. The daily average natural flow at
Teddington reached a peak discharge of 13,572 million gallons
on the 20th March compared with the standard average for that
month of 2,083 million gallons.
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