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Title: Buckingham flood defence improvements : presentation of the preferred option
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
Following the widespread serious flooding that occurred during April 1998, the Environment Agency commissioned a feasibility study to consider improved flood defences in Buckingham. This document forms a progress report on this scheme. Buckingham is situated approximately 15 km west of Milton Keynes, in the upper reaches of the river Great Ouse catchment. The present flood defence standard at Buckingham results in flooding to a small number of properties approximately once in every 5 years. However, there were approximately 70 properties affected by flooding during the April 1998 flood event. This has been assessed as a flood that has a probability of occurring only once in every 100 years. The Environment Agency has permissive powers (contained within the Water Resources Act 1991) to manage the flood risk in Buckingham by providing flood defence improvements to the highest standard that can be shown to be technically, economically and environmentally viable.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2003
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: FloodingConsultationFlood defence committeesFlood controlFlood risk management
Geographic Keywords: BuckinghamGreat Ouse
Extent: 8
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:442
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