Example of a flood management scheme in the Uk

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  • Banbury Floods
    • Costs and benefits
      • 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
    • Impacts
      • 2007: Impacts were repeated after rived burst its banks after heavy rainfall.
      • 1998: flooding led to closure of railway. caused £12.5m damage. More than 150 homes and businesses were affected.
    • Prevention methods
      • A361 raised and drainage below road improved. Earth embankments built. Floodwalls built.
      • Pumping station to transfer excess water. Creation of new Biodiversity Action Plan to allow nature to 'soak' up excess water
    • Located in Cotswold Hills, north of Oxford.


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