Some of the worst floods ever seen in britain devastated boscastle and surrounding areas of north cornwall ten years ago on 16 august, 2004. Flooding occurs when a river's discharge exceeds its channel's volume causing the river to overflow onto the area surrounding the channel known as the floodplain. Using the teachit geography template, this sorting exercise provides a framework for investigating cause of, effect of and response to the 2004 boscastle flood. The emergency cordon around the flood-ravaged heart of boscastle has been lifted, allowing inhabitants of the cornish village free access to their homes and businesses for the first time since the disaster 10 days ago. In 2004, boscastle was a picturesque coastal village in cornwall it enjoyed the annual influx of visitors who enjoyed the scenery and attractions of this stunning part of the south west of england on 16 august 2004, a devastating flash flood hit the centre of the village which was to change the.
And then in 2004, the small cornish village was challenged by nature as never before: the boscastle floods occurred on august 16, 2004 heavy rains dominated the region on this day, surprising residents and weather alike with a situation that progressed from bad to worse very quickly. In 2004 a catastrophic flood tore through the village of bocastle, destroying 5 buildings and damaging 47 others remarkably no life was lost. 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 order to understand what caused the floods, we must first take a look at the geography of boscastle and the surrounding area boscastle is located in cornwall, an area in the far south-west of england. Boscastle flood of 2004's wiki: 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 villages suffered extensive damage after flash floo.
Why did boscastle flood in 2004 good simple explanation video here case study overview here met office overview here plus - watch this documentary to find out more about the impacts: ten years on the boscastle floods ten years on bbc article watch edition of bbc spotlight on what. Looking upstream from the bridge after the flood 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 villages suffered extensive damage after. Gcse geography case study revisiting the site of the major flood event that hit the cornish village of boscastle in 2004. Until flood waters raged through its streets four years ago, boscastle was one of cornwall's most picturesque and welcoming villages and now well, see for yourself. Media caption about 80 cars were washed through boscastle by the water boscastle flooding in numbers 2m tonnes (440m gallons) of rainwater flowed through boscastle in one day.
Last summer, a devastating flood tore through the picturesque cornish village of boscastle a year on, how is it coping.
The short term effects of the flooding are people are homeless and have no access to money within a week of the flood damage caused by river to cars and peoples other. 10 facts about boscastle floods facts about boscastle floods talk about the disaster which took place in cornwall, england, uk on 16th august 2004. On 16 august 2004, a devastating flood swept through the small cornish village of boscastle.
Boscastle flooding-16th august 2004 location and background boscastle is located on the northern coast of cornwall, in the far south west of england it is a. As an example of an medc flood we learned about the river valency flood in boscastle in 2004 location of boscastle boscastle is a picturesque, rural villiage, and is extremely popular with tourists. A secondary school revision resource for gcse geography on causes and effect of flooding, includes case studies on boscastle, mozambique and bangladesh. Boscastle, a national trust place in cornwall, has bounded back from the terrible flooding of august 2004. Emergency workers mounted a huge operation to rescue residents and holidaymakers along a 32-km (20-mile) stretch of the north cornwall coast around boscastle.