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Title: Barnstaple flood plan : public information leaflet
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency booklet aims to describe the Barnstaple 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. Barnstaple is at risk of flooding from the Rivers Taw and Veo and from the tide in the Taw estuary. Whilst many properties are at risk from the River Yeo, it is only a tidal flood, perhaps combined with high river flows, which is likely to cause a flooding on a large scale. The town is defended from tidal flooding by raised defences consisting of walls and embankments. The defences 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: Flood controlRiversFloodingDisaster preparedness
Geographic Keywords: Yeo (South Somerset)North Devon catchmentTawBarnstaple
Extent: n.p. [6]
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