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London dry thanks to '80s-era marvel

February 12th, 2014
04:19 PM ET

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.

 


Filed under:  Environment • Weather
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