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Blocked river at boundary of RAF base, causing flooding upstream

Reported via Android in the Drainage category by Andrew Wilson at 19:42, Thursday 7 November 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

There is a blockage in the Shill Rook river at the northern boundary of RAF Brize Norton.

It is inside the security fence, at a metal security grate and is causing the river to be about 1 metre above the normal level.

This is causing the public footpath at the Northern Western edge of the airfield to flood.

The flooding is backing up onto the Willow Meadows. Right over the prepared footpath used by many of the local residents.

Council ref: ENQ19847022

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 19:45, Thursday 7 November 2019

  • The images show how high the water is backing up above the normal level, in the background.

    You can also see the build up of logs and other detritus which is trapped against the metal security grate, acting like a dam.

    Posted by Andrew Wilson at 11:57, Friday 8 November 2019

  • Thank you for your report. this has been passed on to the district councill as this is a land drainage problem

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 07:13, Monday

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