Tees Barrage

Opened in 1995 to control the river flow and tidal surges to alleviate the risks of flooding.  Upstream the River Tees is now non-tidal and a major venue for watersports. Previously the Tees was tidal as far as Low Worsall, past Yarm. At the time of construction the barrage was the UK’s largest civil engineering project.

 

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