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Title: Cringle Brook flood alleviation scheme
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This short Environment Agency booklet aims to describe the Cringle Brook's Flood Alleviation Scheme. Cringle Brook, a small watercourse that flows through the highly urbanised area of south Manchester, has a history of flooding. Six severe flood events have been recorded between 1962 and 2000. The flooding caused damage and disruption to properties adjoining the brook. This scheme aims to improve the standard of flood protection for the local community. Flooding is normally caused by high river flows in combination with: 1. Insufficient channel capacity - too much water for the size of channel; 2. Culvert blockage, caused by debris from illegal dumping of rubbish, including garden refuse; 3. Culvert collapse, caused by poor state of repair.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: BrooksRiversFloodingFlood controlFlood defence structures
Geographic Keywords: Cringle Brook (Manchester)Greater Manchester
Extent: n.p. [2]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:601
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