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Thames Barrier Annual Closure - Prize Draw

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Thames Barrier Information Centre

1 Unity Way

London

SE18 5NJ

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Thames Barrier Annual Test Closure

23rd September 2018

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Once a year, the Environment Agency holds a full tide test closure of the Thames Barrier. The Barrier gates rotate by 90 degrees into the fully closed defence position stopping the tide going upstream into London. As the tide continues to come in, a higher level of water will build up downstream of the Barrier creating a different water level either side of the gates. Shortly after high tide, the gates will rotate further creating a 2 metre gap underneath (underspill). This in turn creates a white water rush effect behind each of the massive gate structures attracting birds to feed on small fish. This ‘underspill’ lasts approximately 2 hours.

There will be various fun and educational activities for children, talks, demonstrations, information and display stands.

As part of Open House weekend 2018, The Thames Barrier Information Centre will be open and free of charge on the day.

Entrance to the event is free. Register for prize draw tickets on this site to be in with the chance to win one of several great experences (T&C's apply). The prize draw will be held during the underspill period. Please check the website or information boards on site for further information.

Please note: Entrants must be 18 or over. Only two tickets allowed per email address. Any duplicate entries will be cancelled and removed from the prize draw. Photographic I.D. required to claim prize. See information boards at the event for details of time/location of draw. Prizes must be claimed at the time of the draw. Any unclaimed prizes will be redrawn until a winner is found. Prize draw closes at 10:00, 23/09/2018. Tickets are non-transferable.

Please contact the office on tel: 0208 305 4188

Prizes include experiences with the following: Bunker 51, Eden project, National Maritime Museum, Thames River Services + Study Experiences

To reduce impact on the environment we encourage people to use public transport, cycle or walk to the event, where possible. Parking is available on site, but is limited (fee applies).

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SE18 5NJ

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