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2007 floods in southern England
Factors promoting flooding:
areas of intense convectional rainfall
prolonged heavy rain
seasonal snow melt
small basins in which run-off is rapid
steep slopes lead to rapid overland flow
area where the natural vegetation has been replaced
basins with large areas of impermeable surfaces due to…

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387.6 mm average rainfall across England and Wales from May to 22 July
£600 million existing budget for flood protection
£14 million cut from Environment Agency's flood protection budget in 2006

£1bn Environment Agency says it needs a year
15% real-terms cut in flood defence budget since 2000
25 warning…

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