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Are We Going To Get Our Feet Wet

Now all the rain has gone, no honestly the weather guys said we will have now’t but sun from now on, it is perhaps time to reflect on the implications of floods. The 2007 incident that hit Toll Bar and Bentley are still fresh in the memory so it could again become a reality. The greatest impact would occur if a Zone 2 area were to flood. Although a good sized area of Burghwallis parish would be flooded including  Squirrel Wood and the Scout campsite, the fact Burghwallis village is built on an embankment means we would escape the floods. Something we have to thank the Saxons for!

The map above shows what will happen if floods develop to an Environmental Agency rating of Zone 2 (Blue cross shading) and Zone 3 (Green cross shading)

Flood zone 2 is the low to medium flood risk zone as defined in Table 1, paragraph 30 of PPG25 and illustrated by the flood zone maps produced by the Environment Agency.

Flood zone two covers all land where there is between a 1 in 100 (1%) and 1 in 1000 (0.1%) chance of flooding from rivers in any one year and between a 1 in 200 (0.5%)) and 1 in 1000 (0.1%) chance of flooding from the sea in any one year.

Flood zone 3 is the high risk zone as defined in Table 1, paragraph 30 of PPG25 and illustrated by the flood zones produced by the Environment Agency.

Flood zone three covers all land where there is a 1 in 100 years (1%) or greater chance of flooding from rivers in any one year or a 1 in 200 years (0.5%)or greater chance of flooding from tidal/coastal sources in any one year.

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