Aqa gcse physical geography water on the land boscastle flooding in medc case study. The boscastle floods of 2004 flash floods such as those that resulted in the flooding lynmouth back in 1952 are often caused by a combination of factors which as well as sustained heavy rainfall, includes consideration of the relief and drainage of an area. Task: above is a plan of boscastle showing flood risk improvements after the 2004 flash flood identify 5 different measures put in place to help prevent floods devastating the village again identify 5 different measures put in place to help prevent floods devastating the village again. In 2004, the primary effect of floods in the boscastle/ cornwall region came about because of unprecedented rainfall by many accounts, over 60 mm of rainfall (typically a month's rainfall) fell.
Case studies in order to get a decent mark in geography you need to use case studies and examples in your answers if you don't include them, you can't get high marks even if a question doesn't ask for an example, throw one in your answer, just to be sa. Flooded britain 2018 british floods & storms uk weather england, ireland, scotland & wales 2018 - duration: 12:14 cosy clothes 307,380 views. The flooding of boscastle on 16th august 2004 must be one of the best- recorded extreme flood events in the uk and there is a good photographic record of the event. the boscastle flood 2004 boscastle is a village on the north cornish coast which receives many tourists annually the river valency flows through the village and joins with the river jordan, a tributary of the valency, in the centre of the village.
The settlement of boscastle has been allowed to develop on a narrow flood plain on the west coast of england, where rainfall is often high early settlers would have been attracted by site factors such as the presence of a fresh water supply and access to a natural harbour. Group work activity looking at cause and effect of floods in relation to a case study. (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. Emergency response to the flooding that affected north cornwall on monday 16 th august 2004, and the village of boscastle in particular 12 a multi-agency structured debrief was held on wednesday 27 october. A quick revision video for the boscastle flood, 2004.
Boscastle built beside the sea on a flood plain at the end of the narrow river valleys effects: around 1000 residents and visitors are believed to have been affected in this devastating event. In response to the floods: john prescott (the deputy prime minister) and prince charles visited members of the emergency services and gp surgeries which acted as the emergency centre following the disaster a large donation by prince charles to fund the rebuild of boscastle environment agency. 17:00 the boscastle floods are approaching peak levelcars are being washed out of the car park there is an almighty crash and the whole of the visitor centre building is shakenthe end wall collapses along with the roofthe waters,some 2½ m (8ft) deep,are now lapping the.
Presentation on boscastle flooding event that occured in uk in 2004 provides some valuable information for a-level geography students as a case study. 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 boscastle flood of 2004 occurred on monday, 16 august 2004 in the two villages of boscastle and crackington haven in cornwall, england, united kingdom. Boscastle floods : 2004 the boscastle flood - it is located on the northern coast of what causes flooding - listen and make notes during powerpoint carefully.
Boscastle is a small fishing tourist village on the north cornwall coastline valency is the main river invlolved in the boscastle flood the were 3 main causes of the flood were: 1) prolonged rainfall - this is one of the reasons boscastle flooding, as the whole of august was wet, and it rained for. Study the boscastle flood defence scheme on page 21 of the ocr b textbook or the diagram from geogonlineorguk below open this link in a new tab task 1 - create an annotated google map showing the schemes that have been undertaken to reduce the impact of another flood using fig 130.