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Flooding in an MEDC : Boscastle, 2004

One months rainfall received in under 2 hours
Over 100 cumecs discharged at peak flow (normal flow of 1 or 2)
The storm lasted over 6 hours
Approx. 6 inches of rain (130mm)
The monthly average for august is…

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Possible Solutions

Implement a flood warning system
Widening the river
Deepening the river bed
Installing a two-stage channel between the two bridges to channel excess water
through an alternate route
Building raised flood walls or banks
Install an overflow channel


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