You can check your long term flood risk by entering your postcode into a government website and signing up for free flood warnings. Met Office advice to protect your property from flooding includes preparing a flood plan.
In a pioneering project, said to be a first for the UK and inspired by schemes in the wilds of Oregon in north-west US, a stretch of the river is being liberated, the channel partly filled in, allowing the water to spill out and find its own way, creating smaller streams, more pools and boggy areas.
The Environment Agency and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead are working in partnership to find solutions that work for communities and their environment. It is not possible to protect against every eventuality. But we are determined to reduce the risk of flooding and help secure the necessary funding.