Geography: flooding in Carlisle

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Where is Carlisle and which river flooded and when?
Carlisle is in England, the river Eden flooded on the 8th January 2005
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What were the causes of the flood?
Heavy rainfall of 200mm, which saturated the soil - increasing surface run off
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Why else was surface runoff increased?
Because Carlisle is a large urban area made of impermeable materials such as concrete
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What did this result to?
The discharge reaching 1520 cumecs
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Primary impacts: how many people died?
3 people died
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Primary: how many people were made homeless?
3000 were made homeless
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Primary: how many schools were flooded?
4 schools were flooded
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Primary: What happened to businesses?
350 business were shut down
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Primary: how many addresses lost power?
70,000 addresses lost power
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What happened to rivers?
They were polluted with rubbish and sewage
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Secondary: how did this affect children?
They lost out on education, one school was closed for months
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Secondary: what did people suffer from?
Stress-related illnesses
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Secondary: how many jobs were at risk?
Around 3000 Jobs were at risk
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Flood protection management: what became a system to monitor rivers and what did they do?
the Environment Agency monitors river levels and issues flood warnings to the public, local authorities and te media
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Management: what did the local council do?
Distributed sandbags, when flood warnings had been issued and gave out leaflets
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Management: what else did Carlisle do?
Created a scheme called the Eden and Petteril Flood Alleviation Scheme in 2008, involved building defence walls and levees
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