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Title: Bewdley flood alleviation scheme : your questions answered
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Bewdley flood alleviation scheme - May 2001
Bewdley is a lovely, largely Georgian town nestling on the banks of the River Severn in Worcestershire. It has a picture postcard quality and has become famous for its riverside vistas - indeed the name of the town is derived from Beau Lieu beautiful place. The large number of historic buildings and houses gives a high cultural value to the town. The River Severn has played a major role in the development of the town's fortunes. By the 17th century Bewdley had become an important inland port with prosperous manufacturing industries, most notably pewter. The increased frequency of recent floods has highlighted the need to look urgently at the possibilities for alleviating the effects of flooding in Bewdley. This booklet provides some background information and examines many of the potential solutions that have been suggested. It also outlines the process for designing and implementing a scheme that the Environment Agency will follow - this process ensures that any environmental impacts are addressed and opportunities to enhance the environment taken.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: RiversFlood controlHistoryFlood defence structuresFlood management policiesFlooding
Geographic Keywords: BewdleySevernMidlands (England)
Extent: 13
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