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Title: Autumn 2000 floods review area report : Kent area
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
This report has been compiled by the Kent Area office of the Environment Agency in response to an unprecedented Autumn of severe and widespread flooding. The report covers the period of 15th September to the 15th November, encompassing three major flood events affecting all catchments within the Kent area: Event No.l (Great Flood) - 9th to 14th October; Event No.2 (Halloween Flood) - 29tb to 31st October; Event No.3 (Bonfire Night Flood) - 5tb to 8th November. Individually the mid-October storm was a rare event, that it was followed by two other intense storms soon afterwards was particularly unusual. This did not allow time for the catchments to recover. Where possible, return periods have been calculated for affected areas, but the combined probability of the three events cannot easily be determined. During the compilation of this report, flooding has continued throughout the winter in many locations, most notably Lamberhurst, Robertsbridge and Yalding. Further flooding has been experienced in locations hitherto unaffected during the autumn period. Littleboume, Patrixboume and Bridge have experienced groundwater-fed flood flows from the Nail Bourne and the Little Stour. In north Kent Heme Bay and Swalecliffe have also been severely affected by floods over the winter.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: FloodplainsRainfallData collectionDisaster preparednessFlood controlFlooding
Geographic Keywords: Medway (Sussex, Kent)Medway catchmentYaldingLamberhurstKent (county)
Extent: n.p. [128]
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