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Title: Woodbridge and Melton flood defences
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Woodbridge and Melton lie at the head of the tidal estuary on the River Deben, approximately 17 km from the port of Felixstowe. The urban landscape has developed around the features of a classic english country town with several listed riverside buildings. In contrast the rural landscape is of outstanding quality in what is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The defences protect some 200 domestic properties, boats, facilities and a number of industrial and commercial premises. In the event of a breach disruption to the adjacent Ipswich to Lowestoft railway line and A1152 trunk road, which is the principal access route to RAF bases at Woodbridge and Bentwaters, would occur. Re-construction of the defences last took place in 1962/1963 but were only sufficient to withstand a 1 in 20 year flood.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: EstuariesTidal riversFlood risk managementFlood defence structuresCivil engineering
Geographic Keywords: Deben EstuaryMeltonWoodbridge
Extent: 7
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