Cost of Preventing Thames Tidal Flood

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Professor Schofield's appraisal of a recent Greater London Council report on ways of preventing the impending disaster in the flood plain of the River Thames includes the cost of risk of future loss. At present values, it appears economic to use sandbags immediately to raise the embankments.

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    Thames Flood Prevention Barrier/Barrage Project, First Report of Studies (Greater London Council, 1969).

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    Suthons, C. T., Proc. ICE, 25, 433 (August 1963).

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    Technical Possibilities of a Thames Flood Barrier, Cmnd 956 (HMSO, London, March 1960).

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SCHOFIELD, A. Cost of Preventing Thames Tidal Flood. Nature 227, 1203–1204 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271203a0

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