Tewkesbury Floods 2007


Evaluate the Causes, Effects and responses to the Tewkesbury Floods 2007


    Human Causes

    Physical Causes

    Social Effects

    Enviromental Effects

    Economic Effects


  • Heavy rain falling on already saturated soil. This meant water could not infiltrate and travelled as overland flow to the river channels. Water reaches the channel very quickly this way, rather than taking days to travel through the soil by through flow
  • Mankind can make flooding worse by paving over surfaces and building effective drainage which means the water can reach the channel faster
  • Building on floodplains 
  • is vulnerable to flood events due to its geographical location with two sizeable rivers, the Severn and the Avon, meeting in the town which both…