The road was shut just outside Yeovil in Nov 2012 due to pluvial (surface water) flooding
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Before some flooding events there is usually time to erect temporary flood gates such as this one, which prevents flood water from entering into the property. Although in this case some flood water did get into the property and is being pumped out through the letterbox.
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Flooding at Portreath Harbour. Under normal conditions harbours are usually safe from flooding however, events such as tidal surges created by low pressures, tidal waves generated by a long fetch (South westerlies dominate with an extremely large fetch) and low pressures and now sea level rise due to climate change are all real problems affecting our harbours today.
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Most flooding events are forecasted by a joint partnership between the Environment Agency and the Met Office. The flood levels and flood management is usually down to the Environment Agency.
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A meandering River Brue under normal conditions
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One of prestigous sites we are pleased to be working on.

Recent flooding in the UK has changed how we view extreme events.

The world how we previously knew it is changing. The frequency, duration and severity of flooding is increasing and, in the UK, extreme flooding events such as Glasgow (2002), Boscastle (2004), Yorkshire (2007), Gloucester, Wiltshire, Somerset and Avon (2007) Sheffield (2009), Cumbria (2009) Par in Cornwall (2010), Great Britain and Ireland great floods (2012) are becoming the norm.

Flooding events are adding pressure to the Emergency Services to pump water, evacuate and care for people who have become stranded by rising flood waters. Here, at Premier Water Solutions Ltd, we take flood risk and warning seriously and now provide the flood warnings from the Environment Agency here on our website click here.

The reasons behind the increase in severity of flooding in the UK is a highly debated subject but the general consensus is that it is down to a complicated combination (but not limited to):

  • Increasing the amount of hard standing in catchments (i.e developments of towns and cities) using traditional pipework conveying surface water to the rivers at a rate greater than when it was originally agricultural land
  • Building developments on land which has historically been designed to flood (flood plains)
  • Changing global weather patterns
  • Climate change
  • Rising sea levels/tidal storm surges preventing watercourses from discharging freely into the sea 

Recent Case Study

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