Management of the River Eden

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  • Created on: 23-05-16 17:30
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  • Management of the River Eden
    • Why?
      • To prevent events similar to the 2005 floods
      • To protect property, people, businesses and infrastructure
      • To minimise future flood damage
        • The 2005 floods created damages worth £400 million
    • Location
      • Cumbria
      • Near M6
      • Commuter town
      • North-east England
      • 10 miles south of the Scottish border
      • 60 miles west of Newcastle
      • Population: 100,000
      • The catchment area covers 2400km2
    • Who?
      • Carlisle County Council
      • Environment Agency
      • They asses finances, the impact on locals, landscape and environment.
    • Management options
      • 1. Do nothing
        • This would result in too much subsequent damage
      • 2. Do minimum
      • 3. Construct / repair raised defences
        • They decided on this option
      • 4. Upstream storage system
      • 5. Improve flood warning system
        • They also chose this option
    • Management used
      • Drain-down sluices
        • Behind defences
      • Replaced 4km Victorian drainage
        • £13 million
      • 10km raised embankments
      • 7 CTV cameras
      • 2 raised footbridges
      • Pumping system at Durranhill Beck
        • Pumps water from Little Caldew to the River Caldew
        • 0.5 cubic metres per second
      • Emergency services have the correct equipment & training
      • More than 30 floodgates
    • It ultimately has been partially successful as floods have occurred
      • However they succeeded in reducing its extent

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