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- Created on: 23-01-19 17:29
- Banbury floods
- Located in Cotswold Hills, north of Oxford.
- 1998: flooding led to closure of railway. caused £12.5m damage. More than 150 homes and businesses were affected.
- 2007: Impacts were repeated after rived burst its banks after heavy rainfall.
- Prevention methods
- A361 raised and drainage below road improved. Earth embankments built. Floodwalls built.
- Quality of life improved. A361 no longer closed. Cost £18.5m but benefits over £100m.
- Small reservoir created from earth taken for embankment. Floodplain protected for flooding
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