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Title: Protecting the Kenwith Valley, Bideford
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The town of Bideford is situated on the west bank of the Torridge Estuary, approximately 11 kilometres west of Barnstaple. This historic town has a maritime character which is maintained by the continued commercial use of Bideford Quay. However this close association of the town with the estuary is a mixed blessing. The tidal influence which led to Bideford's establishment as a port has also meant a vulnerability to flooding. Not only is Bideford regularly flooded from the Torridge Estuary, but parts of the town have in the past been flooded from the River Kenwith during tidelocked periods. This leaflet highlights the work carried out by the Environment Agency to enhance flood defences on the River Kenwith in the aftermath of serious flooding in June 1993.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Flood controlFloodingFlood defence structuresEstuariesRivers
Geographic Keywords: EA South WestTaw-Torridge Estuary
Extent: n.p. [6]
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