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Myrke flood bank - still deteriorating!

These pictures show the Myrke flood bank adjacent to the Eton Road, Datchet.

Originally substandard in design and construction, this embankment almost collapsed in the January 2003 flood event.

350m embankment dismantled and rebuilt in late 2004 - at a cost of 1.3m.

The Environment Agency is responsible for ensuring that it is properly maintained.

The picture below was taken on 7 April 2009 and shows the exposed geo-textile reinforcing material.

The picture below was taken on 13/4/2009 and shows exposed reinforcement

 

The picture below was taken in August 2004 during reconstruction

The picture below was taken in August 2004 during reconstruction

The picture below was taken in October 2004 during reconstruction

 

The picture below was taken after completion in December 2004

The picture below was taken on 13/4/2009 and shows sinking embankment

(white line superimposed)

 

More information:

Myrke Remedial works sign - October 2004

7/5/09 - This is what a flood bank should look like............

9/10/09 - Environment Agency - unable to build or maintain a simple flood defence!

16/10/09 - Letter to National Audit Office about Myrke Embankment degradation.

1/11/09 - Myrke bend radius problem

12/1/10 - Myrke embankment condition letter (Atkins)

30/1/10 - Myrke embankment continues to degrade (1.6 Mb panoramic image)

17/8/10 - Myrke flood bank continues to degrade