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Flooding

Page history last edited by catrin treanor 3 years, 5 months ago

Your spec says 

1. Rivers flood due to a number of physical and human causes

2. Flooding appears to be an increasingly frequent event in the UK over the last 20 years

3. The effects of and responses to floods vary between areas of contrasting wealth

 

Start by watching how water moves through a drainage basin

 

WHY do rivers flood? -  complete this    WATCH THE NEWS FEB 2014 THE THAMES   Take a look at these MAPS

 

A Case Study of flooding in the Richer World- The River Parrett on the Somerset Levels winter 2013 - 2014

 

Use  this document to create your case study.

 

 

 

 Watch this slide show

 

Climatic Causes of the heavy persistent rainfall - see this Met Office information and weather map.

 

Pictures and impacts can be seen in this article and more here from the BBC

 

The Villages affected:

Mulchney - watch this BBC report

 

Moorland - ONE YEAR ON  and now the Church is open again.

 

What has been done to manage the flooding?  The response

 

Once you have completed both of your case studies you can take them one stage further and complete the following: 

TASKS: 

  • CLASSIFY the effects of flooding - complete this task 
  • How do the responses compare - read through this table and answer the questions at the end of it!
  • Suggestions for how you might be examined - and an exemplar answer to mark = HERE

 

 

 

 NOTE there are other river events you could find out about too...

 The response to flooding in poorer regions of the world: Bangladesh -OXFAM  a news report from Reuters

 Lostwithiel, Cornwall - the river Fowey The Guardian reports 

 

Investigate why Thailand is 'drowning' and how they are responding.  and follow the other links on the Thailand Page

 

Are flooding events becoming more frequent?

 

The Wettest June since 1910 - in pictures!  The wettest January for 100 years - 2014

 

TASKS: Read page 88/89  in your text book.  Open this document  and complete the tasks

 

Year

River

Place affected

1988

Kenwyn

Cornwall

1990

Severn

Gloucestershire

1994

Lavant, Clyde

West Sussex, Glasgow

1998

Severn, Trent, Wye

The Midlands, Mid and South Wales

2000

Ouse, Alyn

Yorkshire, N Wales

2004

Valency

Cornwall

2005

Eden

Cumbria and N Yorkshire

2007

Lots!

Many parts of the UK – including the R Severn

2008

Severn

South Midlands

2009

Lossie and Spey

NE Scotland

2009

Cocker and Derwent

Cockermouth,Cumbria

2010

2012

  MAP

The Summer of 2012

Cornwall e.g. Loswithiel

 - lots of links you can follow from the BBC

2013 - 2014 lots!  close to home - Guildford, Godalming - plenty of links to follow on the BBC  Somerset Levels

 

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