Test pits are being dug and boreholes drilled over the flood plain below the Botley Road to examine what the ground consists of. Evidence of significant archaeology is also checked for. The information will be used to inform the modelling and planning for the Oxford FAS.
‘Drilling for Oxford’s relief channel begins’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34287878
‘Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme: ground investigation work begins’ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/oxford-flood-alleviation-scheme-ground-investigation-work-begins