Does closing the Thames barrier, cause flooding further upstream, on the non-tidal reaches?
My reasoning is that if the river cannot get down to the sea, the flood water has to go somewhere. Which logically, points me to the conclusion that "yes, it does". However, Peter (the marina manager) finds that notion highly laughable. And of the people who wrote into the Oxfordshire newspapers to complain about it recently, he said "They are as deluded as you are".
(google was inconclusive)
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