Tewkesbury Flood (03:23)
View news footage of the 2007 flooding in the U.K. 800 homes and businesses were affected; the Crumps family recalls surveying damage to their property.
Infrastructure Impacts (02:47)
Tewkesbury floods damaged service facilities, including a water treatment plant supplying 1,000 customers. Repairs and alternative supplies cost millions of pounds.
Tewksbury Insurance Rates (00:60)
Flooding has increased premiums and residents have trouble selling their homes.
Tewksbury Flood: Human Causes (02:32)
The village's location at the confluence of two rivers has been good for farming, but settlements have been developed in areas of flood risk.
Building on a Flood Plain (01:43)
Visit a Tewksbury home in danger of flooding. Learn why development increases run off and contributes to flood risk.
Pluvial Flooding (02:29)
Learn why Tewksbury housing built on a flood plain increases flood risk. Impermeable surfaces and poorly maintained drainage systems contributed to the 2007 floods.
Tewksbury Flood: Physical Causes (02:23)
Learn how river catchment size affects fluvial floods after heavy rain.
Tewksbury Flood Conditions (02:31)
The Severn and Avon catchments feature permeable farmland. Learn infiltration rate factors and how antecedent rainfall contributed to the 2007 floods.
Long Term Measures (03:45)
Permanent flood defenses are expensive and can impact other areas on the river. A cost-benefit analysis helped Upton gain funding for a system.
Selective Flood Protection (01:53)
Tewksbury floods are too infrequent for permanent defenses, but a new wall shields the water treatment plant.
Reducing Runoff (01:48)
New developments on the Tewksbury flood plain are required to reduce flood impact. Measures include floodwater storage, permeable surfaces, and ponds.
Reducing Impacts: Short Term Measures (02:51)
A Tewksbury couple shares "soft engineering" strategies for flood management—including tiling, flood gates, and movable furniture.
Flood Warning System (03:55)
Catchment gauges provide rainfall and river level information; technology allows environmental officers to issue Tewksbury community alerts.
Credits: Flooding in the UK (00:35)
Credits: Flooding in the UK
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