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Title: Bideford flood plan : public information leaflet
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency booklet aims to describe the Bideford Flood Plan. This booklet is to advise people living in flood risk areas of the arrangements that have been put in place to deal with a flood. It is unlikely that flooding will occur and you should not be alarmed. However it is important that you read this leaflet so that you are aware of what could happen, what you can do to limit damage and what help will be available. The town of Bideford is situated on the west bank of the Torridge Estuary, approximately 11 kilometres west of Barnstaple. Bideford is at risk of flooding from the River Torridge, the Kenwith Stream and from the tide in the Torridge Estuary. The town has a history of flooding due to insufficient culvert capacity through the town. In addition, during high tides, flooding has occurred through tide locking. Bideford is defended from fluvial flooding by a flood storage reservoir on the Kenwith Stream. The defence will protect the town from most floods, however, there remains a possibility that extremely severe conditions will overwhelm the defences and flood low-lying parts of the town. No defence can give absolute protection, it can only reduce the risk of flooding.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Subject Keywords: EstuariesRiversFlood controlDisaster preparednessFlood management policies
Geographic Keywords: BidefordTorridgeNorth Devon catchment
Extent: n.p. [6]
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