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The Thames Barrier is a flood defence system of epic proportions, put in place more than 30 years ago to protect London from mass flood damage.
More than 1 million people live and work in the area it protects, along with nearly $300 billion worth of assets.
The recent wet weather means that it's been working overtime.
Max went to find out how the Barrier and the agency operating it are coping.