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The route of the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme
This video shows the route of the proposed Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme, with cross-sections showing how the scheme could look in the 4 different areas.
The scheme will work by making better use of the undeveloped floodplain. It will draw water into the deeper areas of the floodplain and direct it away from properties. The project team are currently working on the detailed design of the scheme.
Flood risk in Oxford before and after the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme
This video shows how water fills up the floodplain in Oxford during a flood, and then how the same flood would develop after the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme is in place.
The floodplain will still get wet, but fewer properties will be affected. This scenario is based on a flood with a 1-in-100 (1%) chance of happening each year. That is a bigger flood than any recent flooding we have seen in Oxford, including in 2007.