Boscastle, a national trust place in cornwall, has bounded back from the terrible flooding of august 2004. A blog to help students at gcse revise their case studies for their exams use the menu to select topics from each of the four units of the course. Boscastle is a village and fishing port on the north coast of cornwall, united kingdom, and 14 miles (23 km) south of bude and 5 miles (8 km). Several buildings were demolished as a result of damage caused by the floods about 90% of boscastle’s economy is dependent on tourism.
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. Boscastle is a tiny port with a natural harbour, set in a narrow ravine, and boasts some very attractive thatches and white-washed cottages before the railways. Managing floods at boscastle learning objective: • examine the benefits of managing floods. 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 the.
The 16th of august 2004 ad boscastle floods, an extensive timeline of thousands of events that have shaped british history. Boscastle flood defence scheme: location: lower boscastle following this disaster the challenge was to reshape and enhance lower boscastle’s flood. Boscastle had been effected by minor flooding events before 2004, in order to reduce the risks of future floods,. Location boscastle is a village 14 miles south-west of bude its natural harbour is the only one for 20 miles along the rugged north cornwall coast, and developed into a. Ten years since a huge surge of water hit the cornish village of boscastle, villagers say the long-term effect has been positive what caused the boscastle floods.
Flooding in boscastle on monday 16 august 2004, the village of boscastle in cornwall suffered one of the worst incidents of flooding in local memory. 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. When the cornish village of boscastle was devastated by flooding in 2004, few hoped to do any more than salvage the town today, it is flourishing, thanks to a new. Duncan kennedy looks at how the cornish village of boscastle has recovered since it was devastated by flood water ten years ago.
Floods devastate village: on 16 august 2004, a devastating flood swept through the small cornish village of boscastle very heavy rain fell in storms close to the. Where boscastle is in north cornwall, in the south west of england a small seaside town, it faces out onto the atlantic ocean what flash floods hit the town on. During the afternoon of the 16 august 2004 an area of low pressure to the southwest of the uk helped a line of showers to develop just to the east of boscastle. Thankfully unlike lynmouth, in the boscastle floods there were no major injuries or loss of life - even more amazing when you see the pictures and video footage of.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of a devastating flash flood in the village of boscastle, cornwall. The boscastle flood 2004 by phil bull causes of the flood visiting the town in case the floods are repeated boscastle may never recover its tourist industry. Buy canvas prints of boscastle cove on the north cornwall coastthe boscastle flood of 2004 occurred on monday, 16 august 2004 in the two villages of boscastle and.
Gcse geography case study revisiting the site of the major flood event that hit the cornish village of boscastle in 2004. Boscastle floods worksheets - showing all 8 printables worksheets are flooding, are you flood ready, natural disaster lesson plan, flooding fast facts, flooding.
A clean-up operation was taking place in boscastle today as an £800,000 defence system was credited with saving the cornish village from a repeat of serious flood. Look at the os map extract showing the location of boscastle add as many physical and human features that you can see to your base map. Difficulty moderate - coastal and woodland paths, with steps, stiles, gates, and a few short sharp ascents dogs welcome but please keep them under close control.