With the cold winter weather heating up and turning into rainy spring weather soon, it raises the possibility of flooding within the city. In past years, London has had issues with flooding in Harris Park as well as other locations near water.
Rick Goldt, supervisor of Water Control Structures for the Upper Thames river conservation authority, says the Harris Park dike will be getting some renovations to combat flooding and other potential dangers to the park.
Some changes being made to the park include:
- Pushing the dike back along the riverside to allow better water-flow
- Strengthening the dike
- Making the riverside along the park aesthetically pleasing
The project was launched in 2010, and is aimed to be complete in the spring of this year.