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Rivers
General Information
- Waterfall [High Force, River Tees] - Cuspate delta [River Tiber, Italy] - Arcuate delta
[River Nile, Egypt] - Bird's foot delta [Mississippi River, USA] - Incised meanders [Grand
Canyon, USA] - River terraces [River Cam & River Isis, England]

Carlisle Flooding
Overview
- River Eden -…

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Economic Impacts
- Damages of £100million - 70,000 addresses with no power - 350 businesses closed -
Warwick Rd severely damaged
Environmental Impacts
- Increased discharge increased bank erosion - Rivers became polluted with rubbish
and sewage
After such serious flooding there was significant pressure placed on the council from…

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South East Asia Flooding
Overview
- This area floods annually because of the Monsoon rains - In July & August of 2007
flooding was worse than usual - 80% of residents work in farming
Physical Causes
- Sudden arrival of rains on parched land - 900mm of rainfall in July…

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Responses
- Devised a flood action plan (FAP) - Known as the Jamalpur Priority Project -
Considered 4 schemes - Compartmentalisation was chosen - This allows controlled
flooding with the deposition of alluvium - Stimulated economic growth whilst preventing
the spread of disease
Evaluating the Policy
The policy does come…

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Coasts
General Information
- Sediment Source [Flamborough Head, Holderness, England] - Headlands & bays
[Swanage Bay, Dorset, England] - Wave-cut platform [Southerndown, Wales] - Caves,
Arches, Stacks & Stumps [Durdle Door, Dorset, England] - Spit [Spurn Point,
Holderness, England] - Bar [Slapton Ley, Devon, England] - Tombolo [Chesil Beach,
Dorset,…

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Human Causes
- Cliff top development - Protection in some areas worsens erosion elsewhere -
Groynes at Withernsea are one such example
However, despite this worsening erosion elsewhere it is expected that slowly beaches
will reorientate themselves and therefore naturally retain sediment.
Socio-economic Impacts
- Negative equity on houses -…

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Responses
- 32,000 evacuated - Thames Barrier constructed - Sea wall and groynes installed at
Sea Palling - Flood warning system introduced - Storm & Tides Office established

Coastal Flooding - Hurricane Katrina
This was one of the worst storms to hit the USA in living memory. It had a…

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Hard Engineering ­ Lyme Regis
Overview
- Small coastal town - Jurassic Coast, Dorset - Erosion put the essential tourism
industry in jeopardy
Causes of Erosion
- Strong South-westerly winds from the Atlantic - Base rock of shale and limestone -
This slopes towards the sea - Looser clays which…

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Construction Stage
- Used car parks ­ impact minimised by introducing a park and ride scheme - Specific
request to keep beaches open - successfully met - People actual visited to see the
works ­ extra 2,000 visitors
Decision Making
- Carried out cost benefit analysis - Enabled the large…

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Effectiveness
Was chosen because of the following reasons:
- Opportunity to create large natural habitat - Remote location with limited public interest
- Wallasea Farms supported the project
Conclusions
- Completed at a cost of £8 million - Covers 115ha - Hugely successful - Harbours
wildlife - Acts as a…

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Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Rivers
General Information
- Waterfall [High Force, River Tees] - Cuspate delta [River Tiber, Italy] - Arcuate delta
[River Nile, Egypt] - Bird's foot delta [Mississippi River, USA] - Incised meanders [Grand
Canyon, USA] - River terraces [River Cam & River Isis, England]

Carlisle Flooding
Overview
- River Eden -…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
Economic Impacts
- Damages of £100million - 70,000 addresses with no power - 350 businesses closed -
Warwick Rd severely damaged
Environmental Impacts
- Increased discharge increased bank erosion - Rivers became polluted with rubbish
and sewage
After such serious flooding there was significant pressure placed on the council from…

Page 3

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South East Asia Flooding
Overview
- This area floods annually because of the Monsoon rains - In July & August of 2007
flooding was worse than usual - 80% of residents work in farming
Physical Causes
- Sudden arrival of rains on parched land - 900mm of rainfall in July…

Page 4

Preview of page 4
Responses
- Devised a flood action plan (FAP) - Known as the Jamalpur Priority Project -
Considered 4 schemes - Compartmentalisation was chosen - This allows controlled
flooding with the deposition of alluvium - Stimulated economic growth whilst preventing
the spread of disease
Evaluating the Policy
The policy does come…

Page 5

Preview of page 5
Coasts
General Information
- Sediment Source [Flamborough Head, Holderness, England] - Headlands & bays
[Swanage Bay, Dorset, England] - Wave-cut platform [Southerndown, Wales] - Caves,
Arches, Stacks & Stumps [Durdle Door, Dorset, England] - Spit [Spurn Point,
Holderness, England] - Bar [Slapton Ley, Devon, England] - Tombolo [Chesil Beach,
Dorset,…

Page 6

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Human Causes
- Cliff top development - Protection in some areas worsens erosion elsewhere -
Groynes at Withernsea are one such example
However, despite this worsening erosion elsewhere it is expected that slowly beaches
will reorientate themselves and therefore naturally retain sediment.
Socio-economic Impacts
- Negative equity on houses -…

Page 7

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Responses
- 32,000 evacuated - Thames Barrier constructed - Sea wall and groynes installed at
Sea Palling - Flood warning system introduced - Storm & Tides Office established

Coastal Flooding - Hurricane Katrina
This was one of the worst storms to hit the USA in living memory. It had a…

Page 8

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Hard Engineering ­ Lyme Regis
Overview
- Small coastal town - Jurassic Coast, Dorset - Erosion put the essential tourism
industry in jeopardy
Causes of Erosion
- Strong South-westerly winds from the Atlantic - Base rock of shale and limestone -
This slopes towards the sea - Looser clays which…

Page 9

Preview of page 9
Construction Stage
- Used car parks ­ impact minimised by introducing a park and ride scheme - Specific
request to keep beaches open - successfully met - People actual visited to see the
works ­ extra 2,000 visitors
Decision Making
- Carried out cost benefit analysis - Enabled the large…

Page 10

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Effectiveness
Was chosen because of the following reasons:
- Opportunity to create large natural habitat - Remote location with limited public interest
- Wallasea Farms supported the project
Conclusions
- Completed at a cost of £8 million - Covers 115ha - Hugely successful - Harbours
wildlife - Acts as a…

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