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Rainfall and Flooding

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Introduction

Rainfall and Flooding The flooding in York was due to the great amount of rainfall in the area, for example, in one year the average total rainfall for Folkestone is 740 millimetres but during the floods in York there was over 220 millimetres in just three weeks, that is almost a third of what Folkestone get in one year. The River Ouse rises in the Pennines and carries the Rainfall down the side of the mountains. When this reaches the foot of the mountain and the flat land, it overflows onto the flood plain. Because of the great amount of rain, the flooding spread to nearby cities such as York. Causes of Flooding, Aim 1: To investigate the causes of flooding in York. Hypothesis 1: York is situated in a place that is prone to flooding Causes of the floods: In York in the early months of 1982 there were severe floods. There are several explanations for the floods and as to what caused them and many people say that there should have been more done to have prevented them. However, they have past and a lot of the 2 million pounds damage has been rebuilt. All that the people in York can do now is to work at prevention methods to stop any flooding as bad as the last, in the future. ...read more.

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The flood water blocked off the roads which made it hard to get any supplies needed for injured people. Floods can often cause water pipes and gas pipes to burst. Water pipes bursting would have made the floods worse and gas pipes bursting would often lead to fires which were even more disastrous. A lot of businesses were not able to continue after the floods because they had lost so much. Floods caused plaster in buildings to crack and tarmac on roads to ruin and this caused long term damage. Thankfully, nobody died in the floods due to efficiency in medical care. However, if there had been more done to prevent the floods beforehand then maybe the overall damage would have been less. Conclusion: The hypothesis was correct, flooding is a great inconvenience to the whole population of York. I have completed the aim 2 and have found out about the effects of the floods in York. Solutions to Flooding Aim 3:To suggest possible solutions to the flood problem. Hypothesis 3:There is a variety of solutions that could help to reduce the flooding problem suffered by York. Solutions to Flooding: There are many different solutions to the damage caused by floods and there are also ways to stop the damage before it occurs. ...read more.

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The rain measurements in that area during the flood compared to the average rainfall in my area. The hypothesis for "The Causes of Flooding" was correct and I completed the aims necessary for this task. I have learnt about the effects of the floods on people in York, the buildings and land. I know about the damage in the area, long term and short. This hypothesis is also correct for "The Effects of Flooding". I completed this aim as well and now understand about the effects of floods in York. I have also looked into the solutions for flooding and how to prevent it happening in the first place. I have proved the hypothesis for " The Solutions for Floods", correct and have looked into the aim and completed it. Altogether I enjoyed putting this report together and have found out a lot more about Flooding than I knew before. If I were to do this report again I might try to research further about each individual river and more deeply in to prevention methods for floods. CONTENTS Page 1, Introduction Page 2, Map of the UK Page 3, Pictures and map Page 4, Rainfall Page 5, Causes of flooding Page 6, The effects of flooding Page 7, Solutions to flooding Page 8, Pictures of causes and solutions. Page 9, Evaluation By Caroline Loft 9F. ...read more.

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