Flooding in north cornwall - 16 august 2004 it would appear that the serious nature of these floods was exacerbated by the local topography around boscastle synoptic situation below for 1800 gmt on monday 16 august 2004. (as geography case study) boscastle 2004 flash flood with a 1 in 400 probability of occurring, boscastle's 2004 flash flood is considered an extreme weather event a flash flood is is a rapid flooding of geomorphic low-lying areas - washes, rivers , dry lakes and basins. Flood defences were due to be upgraded in the october of 2004 but work on them had yet to start at the time of the flood the sewage and drainage systems in boscastle at the time were antiquated and not suitable for an event of this magnitude. Boscastle was famously flooded on 16 august 2004 when 75mm fell in two hours causing the river valency to burst its banks and a 10ft wall of water to sweep through the historic town. The boscastle flood of 16 august 2004: characteristics, causes and consequences proceedings of the 40th defra flood and coastal management conference the flood event of 16 th august 2004, as.
Boscastle is at the confluence of three rivers - valency, jordan and paradise a large quantity of water all arrived within a short space of time causing the banks to overflow the flooding coincided with a high tide, making the impact worse as the river could not empty into the sea as easily. The boscastle flood of 2004 – a case study of cause, effect and response using the teachit geography template, this sorting exercise provides a framework for investigating cause of, effect of and response to the 2004 boscastle flood. The boscastle flood of 2004 (cornish: an lanwes kastel boterel 2004) occurred on monday, 16 august 2004 in the two villages of boscastle and crackington haven in cornwall, england, united kingdom the villages suffered extensive damage after flash floods caused by an exceptional amount of rain that fell over eight hours that afternoon. I have just modified one external link on boscastle flood of 2004 please take a moment to review my edit if you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple faq for additional information.
Boscastle flood 2004 on august the 16th 2004, the small cornish village of boscastle became headline news when the three rivers merging in its centre burst the banks and carried cars and street furniture and even destoyed buildings. Be bold - if you know something about cornwall then put it in we value your contributions and don't be afraid if your spelling isn't great as there are plenty of spelling and grammar experts on clean-up duty. . Boscastle floods - fully resourced lesson this website and its content is subject to our terms and conditions.
2004 flood archive last updated 9:00 pm est, january 10, 2005 by eka: flash floods that caused millions of pounds of damage in boscastle, cornwall, were among the most extreme ever recorded in britain 137: canada: northwestern new brunswick - madawaska county clair, baker brook and edmundston. News uk home news boscastle flood of 2004: the tenth anniversary of freak weather striking a cornish town one thousand trees were destroyed and 20 years' worth of river sediment was deposited. Start studying flooding - boscastle flood, 2004 - medc case study learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
But boscastle’s story is one of a remarkable turnaround within days of the catastrophic floods a standard had been set for the huge recovery task ahead ‘visitors coming back to the village should not be able to tell what has happened. About 100 people were airlifted to safety after the flash flood hit the cornish village on 16 august 2004 margaret templar was among the first people airlifted from the bridge walk row of shops. The boscastle flood (august 2004) - case study 1 • two rivers (valency & jordan) converge on the village of boscastle the majority of the damage was attributable to the valency. Building flood defences in boscastle, cornwall, after the 2004 flood, uk the harbour light tea garden and cafe at boscastle, cornwall, uk this building was completely destroyed by a flood in 2004 boscastle, cornwall after restoration work following the 2004 flood disaster.
As boscastle is over-dependent on tourism, the flood severely impacted its economy this is particularly bad for the people of boscastle, as many have incomes are below 75% of the eu average besides this, some home and car owners will not receive compensation if they are not insured properly. Flood and boscastle flooding- 16 th essay boscastle flooding-16th august 2004 location and background boscastle is located on the northern coast of cornwall, in the far south west of england. The boscastle flood of 2004 (cornish: an lanwes kastel boterel 2004) occurred on monday, 16 august 2004 in the two villages of boscastle and crackington haven  in cornwall, england, united kingdom. Find the perfect boscastle 2004 flood stock photo huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable rf and rm images no need to register, buy now.