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Title: Downton flood defence scheme : Downton landowners information
Author: Environment Agency South West Area
Document Type: Monograph
After the severe flooding events of 2000 and 2001 the community gave strong support for the construction of a flood defence scheme. The scheme that has been provided protects properties from river flooding to a level which will occur on average once in a 75 year period. The protection is provided by flood walls, flood banks, flapped drainage outfalls and a new pumping station. The scheme also provides partial protection from the effects of groundwater and surface water flooding, by collecting water just below the surface of the Borough and pumping it over the flood defences when the River Avon is high.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: [Exeter]
Subject Keywords: Flood controlFlood defence structuresLandowners
Geographic Keywords: Avon (Devon)South Devon catchment
Extent: n.p. [4]
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