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Title: Autumn 2000 floods review regional report : Anglian region
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Flooding affecting Anglian Region between the 27 October and the 30 November 2000 was the most serious flood event since Easter 1998 and in some localities, the most serious for the past 10/15 years. A marked feature of the event was its widespread nature. Almost all main rivers were running at dangerously high levels at some periods during the event and this led to some localised flooding. Flooding of 100 properties occurred at 24 locations, the most serious at Earls Colne and White Colne in Eastern Area where 10 houses were affected. The Flood Defence scheme which created the Lincoln Washlands was used for the first time to control flooding. The system worked extremely well and undoubtedly saved many properties in Lincoln. It is estimated that 1100 properties would have come under flood water had the scheme not been brought into operation. The region experienced on average double the normal rainfall for the time of year with average accumulations of around 90mm and a maximum of 134mm being recorded in Northern Area. The rainfall pattern saw distinct periods of intense rainfall around the 30th October and the 6lh November. Reaction to this rainfall was very swift with levels in watercourses rising rapidly due to run off from the saturated ground.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: FloodingRiversFlood controlDisaster preparednessPublic relationsFlood forecastingEnvironment Agency
Geographic Keywords: EA Anglian
Extent: n.p. [132]
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