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By Brian Pain

Occupying Creekside houses in Faversham comes with the inevitable risk of experiencing flooding. This occurs when the highest spring tides coincide with particularly adverse weather conditions and consequential surge tides. This has the effect of pushing extra water up Faversham Creek resulting in exceptional water levels.

Such events will only become more frequent in the future as a result of rising sea levels and climate change.

The recently built houses adjacent to Standard Quay, which are now up for sale, suffered such a fate in February this year during their construction. This did not deter the builders, however, who showed remarkable ingenuity to enable them to continue work despite the water lapping around their knees. It is to be hoped that the insulation boards and blockwork have now dried out.


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