Operation of the Leigh Flood Storage Area in the December 2013 flood

Samuels, P.G. and Howe, S. (2016) Operation of the Leigh Flood Storage Area in the December 2013 flood. In: Flood & Coast 2016, 23-25 February 2016, Telford, UK.

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Abstract

The December 2013 flood on the Medway was large and unusual in its formation as the jet stream pushed several low pressure weather systems across the UK. The worst storm occurred on 23 to 24 December when up to 76 mm of rain fell in 24 hours, on already saturated catchments. There was wide-scale flooding in the Medway catchment on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day of comparable severity to the 1968 and 2000 floods but with a different distribution of flows from these earlier events. It is understandable that after the event there was public concern and criticism from those whose lives had been turned upside down during the Christmas holidays.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Floods > Flood resilience
Divisions: Floods
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:52
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:52
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/1140

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