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Title: Environment Agency Hampshire and Isle of Wight area : autumn 2000 to spring 2001 floods review area report
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This report is a factual record of the events that have occurred as a result of the exceptional autumn and winter 2000 to 2001 rainfall. It also covers the actions the Agency took in terms of its flood forecasting, warning and emergency response and includes recommendations for improvements to current practises. As a result of the event the Environment Agency is aware of flooding to about 900 properties in 130 different communities across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area. Following the Autumn 2000 to Spring 2001 event the Agency commissioned consultants to report on the flooding in these communities, identifying and assessing possible mitigation works wherever these may be feasible. A list of all the reports carried out on behalf of the Environment Agency is contained in Appendix J. These reports have been compiled after this Autumn 2000 to Spring 20001 Flood Review and contain more site specific up to date information following consultation with parish councils, residents and local authorities. Each of the specific rainfall events caused widespread disruption due to surface water overwhelming drainage systems and watercourses inundating flood plains. Many properties were affected and in some cases have been flooded more than once. Additionally, as winter rains continued ground water levels became very high in the chalk catchments. This has resulted in a number of villages and isolated properties being flooded directly from the rising groundwater. Heads of streams in many cases migrated up normally dry valleys to some of the highest ever-recorded locations.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Flood controlFlood risk managementFlood forecastingRainfallDisaster preparedness
Geographic Keywords: Isle of WightHampshire
Extent: n.p. [300]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:988
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