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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty scary

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49189955
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UndercoverElephant wrote:
Looks pretty scary

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49189955


Yes, I would not wish to live to live downstream of that, or indeed any other dam.
The damage may LOOK superficial, but even minor damage of that type can lead to total failure.

The inflow to any dam can exceed the storage capacity, a safe form of overflow is therefore required.
A significant risk is that the overflowing water may erode the dam structure, this appears to have started.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flooding in and around Sheffield looks much worse than previously.
"Dozens spend the night in a shopping center"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50341846
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flooding ongoing.
The damage is extensive, including in areas without previous history of flooding.

Flooding in areas known for flooding is nothing remarkable.
Flooding in areas that have not previously flooded is more noteworthy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50372839
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This post is relevant.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a bit of a jump. The last floods in Doncaster were caused by an earth dam above Rotherham dating back to heavy industry days which had been neglected. The agency were forced to drain it quick and the media refused to make the connection about the flooding of Bentley and Toll Bar because they don't do news anymore and it was only Northerners.
Has anyone reported if this dam exists now, or was it easier to scrap, and the media don't do detail, just agendas?

Edit: Yes it exists:

In the 1980s it was decided that it was no longer needed for water supplies and was sold to Rotherham council for £1. The council turned the venue into the centrepiece of Ulley Country Park, with the water hosting sailing and fishing.

Perhaps it doesn't behave the way it used to when managed for water
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The current floods were caused by a month's worth of rain falling in 24 hours according to the news so that could be classed as an extreme weather event which are forecast to increase in frequency because or global warming/heating.

I thought last years dam problem was caused by extreme flow over topping the dam and washing away part of the concrete spillway.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile in the Lake District they're felling a load of trees to build... flood defences!

I've just signed this

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The EA plans to manage flood events in the River Kent in Kendal are potentially disastrous for local residents, businesses, wildlife and the appearance of our beautiful town, as well as creating a huge carbon footprint but they will not deliver the guarantees of improved resilience that were claimed.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flooding from storm Dennis looks to be much worse than usual.
Most of the areas afflicted are known to be vulnerable to floods, but the scale of the present flooding is said to be unprecedented.
Very considerable property damage and many persons evacuated.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51519635
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flooding in Shropshire and surrounding areas is reported to be ongoing and worsening.
Another "worst ever" flood.
Water pouring over the top of flood defences in one location, with further overtoppings feared.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-51626098
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trains North through Shrewsbury to Telford were cancelled yesterday/today. Many days recently trains have been only travelling 2 stops to Hereford and then returning, instead of the 100+ miles onto to South Wales - so only a million or so people affected!

I actually drove my wife to Much Wenlock this morning. Roads are either flooding with springs from the hills + blocked drains, or breaking up into dirt tracks as the tarmac deliminates into sinkholes.
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