Physical Geography- Water on the land - Boscastle Floods 2004

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  • Created on: 05-03-14 20:35
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  • Boscastle
    • Causes
      • 6 weeks of rainfall in one morning
      • Built on a floodplain
      • In between a V-shaped valley - lots of surface runoff
      • Lots of deforestation - trees chopped down - little infiltration
    • Effects
      • Homes damaged
      • Bridge destroyed
      • People left homeless
      • Personal belongings lost
      • Cost of damage was £15 million
      • 70-80 cars washed away
      • Vegetation uprooted
    • Responses
      • 120 people airlifted to safety
      • 7 helicopters to airlift people out
      • Telephone warning system set up
      • New sewage works
      • River channel made deeper and wider
      • Flood walls built
      • Wall built around car park
      • Storm drains built

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