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GCSE Morpeth Floods

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River Wansbeck
The name of the river that flows through Morpeth
150
the amount of rainfall in mm the Wansbeck valley had in just 2 days
8
the lag time of the Wansbeck in hours
1 in 115 years
the return period of the flood
1.5m
the height of the old flood walls, the water flowed over the top
1.8m
the height of the new flood walls
400
the number of residents evacuated
995
properties flooded
20,000
the sum in pounds raised by Morpeth Lions Rugby club
40
million pounds worth of flood damage
Mitford
the location of a new 1.5million cubic meter reservoir of water upstream of Morpeth designed to hold water back