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Title: Beneath the town : safeguarding Bodmin from flooding
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency booklet aims to describe flooding threats on Bodmin, Cornwall. Bodmin is the old county town of Cornwall, with a resident population of around 13,500. The town leat a tributary of the River Camel is a watercourse which rises to the east of the town. The leat springs from the Castle Canyke area and flows in a northwesterly direction through the town centre to join the Camel approximately one kilometre west of the town. The leat is not visible for much of its course through Bodmin - running through manmade pipes or culverts beneath the town. Upstream and downstream of the town the leat is visible as an open stream. A tributary enters the leat at Flaxmoor Terrace, known as the Flaxmoor Stream. Major flooding occurred in Bodmin in September 1976, December 1979, July 1987 and September 1993. During these events properties were flooded up to 1.2 metres deep in Church Square and Crockwell Street.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Flood controlHistoryFloodingFlood defence structuresDisaster preparednessEnvironment AgencyFlood management policies
Geographic Keywords: Camel (Cornwall)BodminNorth Cornwall, Seaton, Looe and Fowey catchment
Extent: 7
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