Boscastle - MEDC Flood

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When was the Boscastle flood?
16th of August 2004
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Where did the high amount of rainfall fall and what is this called?
High amounts of stationary cloud rain fell on the moors above Boscastle this is called a Cloudburst
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What 2 reasons were there for a shorter lag time?
Ground was already saturated from previous rain / Drainage basin has steep slopes
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How much rain fell in 24 hours?
Approximately 200mm of rain fell in 24 hours
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Which two rivers is Boscastle at the confluence of?
Valency / Jordan
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How many tonnes of water flowed through Boscastle on the day?
2 million tonnes of water flowed through Boscastle on the day
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How many cars and how many buildings were washed into the sea?
50 cars / 6 buildings
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Give 3 primary impacts of the Boscastle Flood
Trees were uprooted / Debris scattered over a large area / Buildings were flooded and/or destroyed
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How many accommodation houses were forced to close down after loss of tourism?
20 accommodation houses forced to close down after loss of tourism
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What percentage of artefacts were lost in what museum?
50% of the artefacts lost in the Museum of Witches
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How many helicopters were used and how many people did they rescue?
7 helicopters used to rescue 120 from trees and rooftops
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Give 3 short term responses
Building were searched / Roads were closed / Cars that were swept away were removed from the harbour
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How much money was spent to improve flood defences?
£4.5 million spent to improve flood defences
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What improvement were made to improve the car park?
Car park raised and given a permeable surface
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What was created to allow more water to flow through?
A draining Culvert
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What modifications were made to the river channel?
River channel widened and lowered
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Give 2 things that were also built
A new bridge built to replace the old one / Water gauging systems installed
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High amounts of stationary cloud rain fell on the moors above Boscastle this is called a Cloudburst

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