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Title: Kings Lynn tidal defences
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Twice within living memory Kings Lynn has suffered the horrifying effects of flooding by the sea. In 1981 work began on a programme designed to protect the town against flooding from tidal surges and a decade later a 5 million defence scheme was completed. Carried out in ten stages the project has included: the building of 1.5kms of concrete surge wall; the construction of four outfall structures across the old fleets and tidal creeks; replacing the Alexander Dock gates with new purpose built gates; installing 53 flood gates, all of which have to be closed when a surge tide is forecast.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: TidesFlood controlFlood defence structures
Geographic Keywords: Great OuseKing's Lynn
Extent: n.p. [8]
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