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Title: Melton Mowbray flood alleviation scheme : innovation through partnership
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
The historic market town of Melton Mowbray is situated in the north east of Leicestershire and has a population of over 25,000 people. Melton Mowbray is home to manufacturers, and research and educational institutions of national importance. The town has a long established association with pork pies and Stilton cheese. There is also a long history of flooding. The town has developed around the confluence of the River Eye, Scalford Brook and Thorpe Brook which join together in the town to form the River Wreake. The River Wreake is the principal tributary of the River Soar, which it joins at Cossington, south-east of Loughborough approximately 24km downstream of Melton Mowbray. Flooding has occurred frequently in Melton Mowbray and surrounding villages, with records dating back to 1828. On average, flooding has occurred approximately once every five to six years. The worst recorded instances were in 1852, 1875, 1880, 1882, 1897, 1900, 1922, 1932, 1954, 1974, 1975 and 1998.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Flood controlRiversFloodingHistoryFlood defence structuresFlood risk management plans
Geographic Keywords: Melton MowbrayEye (Leicestershire)Soar catchmentWreake (Leicestershire)
Extent: 14
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