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2004 | Boscastle and vulnerable catchments


"Hydrology consultants HR Wallingford recreated the flood using a computer model. The results suggested that the rapid blocking of the lowest bridge on the Crackington Stream would have made the water level rise rapidly by about 3m (10ft)"

"We commissioned consultants HR Wallingford to make an initial assessment of how severe the floods were and the chances of a repeat.  Their initial findings, published in January 2005, were that while the Boscastle flood was among the most extreme experienced in Britain, the risk of a similar or worse flood was one in 400 in any given year."

"One of the lessons we’ve learned is the need for better information about vulnerable catchments. We’re compiling a national register of catchments where heavy rainfall is likely to make river levels rise very rapidly and the depth and speed of floodwaters could endanger lives.

The register of vulnerable catchments will help us to:
 - review and adapt our flood warning systems;
 - focus our public awareness campaigns;
 - influence local authorities’ planning decisions and emergency response plans

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180701 | Gwinear-Gwithian and Hayle East to replace Hayle South | Boundary Review Update | Local Government Boundary Commission 4 days 20 hours agoBook page
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180320 | Approved Hayle South Quay plans include homes, restaurant and retail units and footbridge to town - Cornwall Live 2 weeks 4 days agoBook page
180323 | FCBS finally wins go-ahead for revised Cornish quay proposals | News | Architects Journal 2 weeks 4 days agoBook page
180613 | PA18/01645/PREAPP | Historic Building pre-application advice for proposed residential development of approximately 9 ap 2 weeks 4 days agoBook page
Approved with conditions | PA18/04517 | Construction of extension and entrance porch to existing dwelling - 13 13A Steamers Hill 2 weeks 4 days agoBook page
1895 | TO LET, with early possession, the "ANGARRACK INN" | Apply Ellis and Son, The Brewery 2 weeks 6 days agoBook page
1948 | Angarrack Puts Out Its Flags Angarrack was en fete on Saturday for the winding up of its gala festival 2 weeks 6 days agoBook page
1917 | FIRE AT ANGARRACK. SHOP BURNT OUT 2 weeks 6 days agoBook page
1934 | A PEACEFUL (ANGARRACK) VALLEY - opportunity of purchasing copies of an artist s proof edition 2 weeks 6 days agoBook page
1948 | Anganack Methodist Church was re-opened last week, after renovation 2 weeks 6 days agoBook page
1926 | The drab surroundings of much of the village life at this season of the year were relieved last Thursday by a tea and ent 2 weeks 6 days agoBook page

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