Gloucester, 2007-River Severn/Avon
a) Climate-prolonged heave rain-320% more than average.
b) Relief-Wide, flat floodplain.
c) Drainage-The Severn and Avon were both in flood, meeting above Gloucester.
d) Vegetation-Little woodland/mostly farmed-lack of trees to intercept precipitation.
e) Geology-Mostly impervious Triassic clays.
a) Urbanisation-Areas in/surrounding Gloucester are being increasingly built up, especially on the floodplain-Increased impervious surfaces means precipitation cannot percolate into the ground, so increases surface run-off as the water has no other place to go.
b) Farming-Intensive arable-use of heavy machinery compacts soil.
c) Transport-Numerous bridges and ponded water.
d) River Controls-Minimal but use of weirs…