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Witton Floods 2007


When Severn-Trent made extensive works to control excess water flow levels to
the River Tame at Witton and Perry Barr about thirty years ago it seemed that
the almost annually recurring floods that had affected the area were at an end.
For the first time since then, however, the Tame burst its banks on 15th June,
2007, flooding the roads in the vicinity to varying depths and seriousness. It
seems that it could have been avoided if an existing sluice gate had been opened!

On the day, both the police and Birmingham Council kept well away. The usual heavy
goods traffic was allowed through, its wash adding considerably to the ingress of
water where it was not wanted. In the weeks that followed, the Council has sent the
odd official round to interview people of the road, clearly on a predetermined mission
of denial and misinformation even well before they were able to assimilate any facts.

Update: The Council continue to deny that human error caused the flood, to avoid damage
claims presumably, but instead, to reinforce their unusual weather story and so imply that
it could happen again, we have all been given slot-in plaster board flood doors and have had
our low level air bricks replaced by ones that should block up in flood water - or high winds.


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