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LAKE DISTRICT FLOODING

1) Highlight the causes and impacts of Cockermouth
floods

Between the 18th and 20th November 2009, over 400
millimetres of rain had fallen at Seathwaite, Borrowdale ­ almost
one and a half times the monthly average.
More than two hundred people had to be rescued from the…

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would reduce flows by half. Planting more trees also improves
water quality and carbon sequestration, and with the UK being
one of the least forested countries in Europe, there should be
plenty of room. For best effect, they need to be placed along
landscape contours and stream contours. Woodland planting…

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