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Carlisle is situated on the flood plain of the
River Eden with three rivers meeting in the
The catchment is made up of the Rivers
Eden, Eamont, Irthing, Petteril and the
Caldew, as well as smaller rivers and
streams draining into the Eden estuary.
The catchment covers approximately
2400km2 and is home to approximately
The catchment is mainly rural, with only 1%
classified as urban: the main urban areas
are Carlisle, Penrith and Appleby.
Carlisle has a history of flooding with flood
events recorded as far back as the 1700s.
In recent years there have been significant
floods in 1963, 1968, 1979, 1980, 1984, and
recently in 2005.…read more