Cockermouth Flood Case Study

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  • Created on: 04-09-18 21:22
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  • Cocker mouth Floods 2009
    • Causes
      • Relief Rainfall
      • Two rivers meet here
      • Near to steep mountains
      • reducing infiltration causes surface run off
    • Impacts
      • 39 schools closed
      • 1,200 people without electricity
      • 1,300 homes flooded & contaminated with sewage
      • 12 bridges closed and 4 destroyed
    • Short Term Management
      • £1 million cleanup and repairs
      • 50 people evacuated
      • £10 million flood recovery fund
      • Temporary train station, footbridge, library and Tesco
    • Long Term Management
      • Locals improve the main street
      • £500,000 lottery money helps local environment
      • River Derwent dredged to increase size of channel
      • £6 million spent on new flood windows

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