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Title: Autumn 2000 floods review regional report : North West Region
Author: Environment Agency North West
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
There was an exceptionally high total rainfall during October and November of 2000 across the North West Region of the Environment Agency. This included a sequence of closely separated bands of very heavy rain. These bands caused a number of flooding incidents that followed on closely from one-another and lead to a high level of flood defence activity throughout this period. Record river levels were reached in locations such as the river Weaver in Northwich which reached the highest level since 1946 and the River Douglas at Central Park in Wigan which reached the highest level on record. Across the UK, the autumn of 2000 was the wettest since records began in 1766, with an average 457mm of rain falling between September and November. Areas such as Sussex (Lewes, Uckfield) and Yorkshire (York, Selby) suffered widespread serious flooding. Nationally, the estimated cost of the flooding was 500 million. 7,406 properties were flooded. This report summarises the management and impact of the flood event of 29 October to 8 November 2000 in North West Region, within the framework of the National report format.
ISBN: 1857055721
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Environment AgencyFlood forecastingPublic relationsDisaster preparednessFlood controlRiversFlooding
Geographic Keywords: EA North West
Extent: 155
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:426
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