Case Study, Full answer, Explain how the effects of river flooding can be reduced.

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Explain how the effects of river flooding can be reduced. Use examples in your answer (6)

The River Nene has suffered from severe flooding in and around Nothampton over many years and money from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has been used to improve management to reduce the effects of flooding in the area.

Hard engineering has been used to protect some areas, such as Flood Meadow in Northampton. A 4m high floodwall has been built to stop water spreading out from the channel, protecting

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