Carlise Flood january 2005 case study

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  • Carlise Flood
    • Causes
      • 175mm of rainfall in 36 hours caused land to become quickly saturated.
      • deforestation reduced the amount of interception and evapotranspiration causing the water to reach the main channel quickly
      • urbanisation decreased infiltration. Caused greater surface runoff and shortened lag-time
        • drainage systems caused river to reach the main channel quickly
    • Long term impacts
      • £250 worth of damges
      • Home had to be rebuilt
        • many homes were uninsured
      • homes lost value
      • Intangible impacts
    • Responses
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