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Flashcards in Rivers - Boscastle Deck (9):
1

In which county is Boscastle located?

Cornwall

2

What is the soil made of?

Clay

3

On which day did Boscastle experience its worst flood?

16th August 2004

4

How many month's worth of rain fell in 2 hours?

1 month

5

How many litres/second fell at peak intensity?

632,000 litres/second

6

What effect kept clouds in place?

the 'Brown Willy' effect

7

Between what times were rescue helicopters sent?

17.00 and 2.30

8

How much was spent on improving flood defences?

£4.5 million

9

By how much was the river deepened in response?

0.75m