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The Flooding in Hull

Eddie Mair | 14:08 UK time, Friday, 24 August 2007

may well feature in the programme tonight - because of this report.

Comments

  1. At 02:44 PM on 24 Aug 2007, Simon Worrall wrote:

    Given that Hull was voted No. 1 in the original 'Crap Towns' survey, by it's own residents,

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3158298.stm

    perhaps a wash-down was what the place needed to clean it up a bit?

    Si.

  2. At 03:28 PM on 24 Aug 2007, R wrote:


    Do the EA use good detailed hydraulic modelling as the water companies do??
    EA I suspect have only an idea of how the river would respond to such an event where as the water companies will know how their sewers will react in such an event.
    Net cause of designing to something higher than 1 in 30 year event is significantly higher water rates.

  3. At 05:51 PM on 24 Aug 2007, alan crosley wrote:

    OUR RIVERS FLOOD IN THE RAIN AND DRY UP IN THE DRY SEASON, WHY DO WE NOT DREDGE OUR RIVERS TO A DEPTH THAT WILL ACCOMODATE OUR LOW LEVEL DOMESTIC DRAIN SYSTEM WITHOUT A BACK FLOW AND PROVIDE ADEQUATE ABSTRACTION DURING DROUGHT.
    FROM A WATER ENGINEER WHO PROVIDED MAINTENANCE OF FLOOD DEFENCES ON A SECTION OF THE THAMES AMONGST OTHER ENGINEERING DUTIES.

  4. At 12:24 PM on 26 Aug 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Alan (3), Why not write to the appropriate government department with your suggestion? And maybe not all in upper case -- although it was certainly eye-catching...

  5. At 05:20 PM on 26 Aug 2007, Val P wrote:

    Oh Appy - stop teasing!

  6. At 07:19 PM on 26 Aug 2007, Dr Hackenbush wrote:

    It could be a waterlogged keyboARD.

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