The River Nene, Northampton Case Study


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When did the River Nene and Grand Union Canal overflow?
9 April 1998
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How many people died?
2
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By 2002 the EA completed a... project to protect the areas of Northampton hardest hit by past flooding.
6.8 million pounds
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When did further defence works were carried out in the town?
2003 and 2007
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A new housing estate called... has been built above the level of the floodplain
Upton Square
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When was the warning system upgraded?
2003
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The areas at risk of flooding are covered by the EA...
Flood Warning Service
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The Flood Warning service aims to give... hours' notice of the possible onset of flooding
2 hours
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A flood retention reservoir has been built at...
Billing, near the aquadrome
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At Foot Meadow, close to the railway station ...m high floodwalls have been installed
4
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The floodwall at Foot Meadow have been installed to protect...
Housing, industry, Castle Inn
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...was cleared from here so that the river velocity would increase+ ... would be taken away quicker
Debris; rainwater
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...were also added to protect the river banks from erosion giving added security to ...beside the river
Gabion boxes; new housing
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When did the work begin to build defences around Upton, near Sixfields/
2007
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How much did the defences at Upton, near Sixfields cost?
8 million pounds
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The aim of the works at Upton, near Sixfields, was to create an area, called..., where water would be diverted from ...in a controlled manner to reduce the risk of flooding downstream
Washland; the River Nene
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Major roads such as ...(...) are on embankments up to... m high, which join up to form floodgates
Upton Way (A45); 6
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The floodgates create an open area of land where up to... m3 of flood water can be stored during times of heavy rain. The water is held harmlessly in open...
1.2; grassland
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The river channel capacity at Upton was increased by building earth embankments set back...m from the river which have... along the tops. The area has also been visually improved by...
10; footpaths; afforestation
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