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dc.contributor.authorButler, Jonthan
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dc.date.accessioned2005-09-28T13:49:17Z
dc.date.available2005-09-28T13:49:17Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationJonthan Butler. 2005. Muddy Flooding on the South Downs, online papers archived by the Institute of Geography, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/830
dc.description.abstractA post event assesment of flooding that affected parts of the South Downs, East Sussex, England in Autumn 2000 is presented. The floods were of the 'muddy' variety related to soil erosion from agricultural land rather than 'clear' riverine floods. Between September and December 2000, inundation of property and infrastructure by muddy floodwater occurred several times in various suburbs of Brighton, causing damage from sediment deposition costing millions of pounds. Some inaccurate, but well publicized reports by the news media attributed blame to unprecedented autumn rainfall brought about through climatic change or 'global warming'. However, whilst climatological data shows record rainfall totals for the South Downs in Autumn 2000, daily and monthly rainfall totals were unexceptional. This study aims to assess the causes and contexts under which the South Downs flooding of autumn 2000 took place and to suggest strategies for managing similar events in the future.en
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dc.publisherInstitute of Geography; The School of Geosciences;The University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInstitute of Geography Online Paper Series;GEO-010
dc.subjectFloodingen
dc.subjectSouth Downsen
dc.subjectInstitute of Geography Online Papers Series (2005-2008)en
dc.titleMuddy Flooding on the South Downsen
dc.typeArticleen


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