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Old 15th Apr 2021, 16:28
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Two hundred houses have been built on what were heavy clay soil fields behind our place. The local river forms the boundary on the northwestern edge of that estate. According to the developer (a well known name) they aren't in any danger of flooding because they have moved the flood plain to the other bank of the river(!). I have some photographs of a lake with ducks swimming on it that appeared in those fields as the estate was under construction - not because the river burst its banks, but from natural water run off that used to drain to the river. Apparently the houses built on that area now have rising damp problems...can anyone imagine why?
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Old 15th Apr 2021, 21:06
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I used to find the midnight flights from London to Edinburgh very useful, especially if returning lateish from a job on the Continent. Then they were stopped because of their night noise. However, every midnight one plane still took off and flew over our house. So out of curiosity, I rang up and asked about it.
It was the mail plane. Did I want to complain?
No, just curious.
Are you SURE you don't want to complain?
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Old 15th Apr 2021, 21:20
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My sister was up in arms several years ago because the sheep paddock behind her house had been acquired for housing development. The village objected and won the day; planning permission was refused. Recently the small stream that runs along the bottom of the field, about 250yds from and some 20' lower than her house, flooded half way across the field to a depth of at least 10'. Wonder what comeback house purchasers might have had against the greedy developers had the scheme progressed?
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Old 15th Apr 2021, 21:39
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In Australian hydrology, we have what is known as 'Munro's Law, named after Crawford Munro, first Professor of Civil Engineering at UNSW, who said, in effect, "If you've had a flood, you'll have a bigger one."
One of my Hydrologist colleagues forgot this, and wound up with almost a metre of water in his lounge room when the Parramatta River flooded. Oh, wait, that's where they're building our new Powerhouse Museum.
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Old 16th Apr 2021, 10:19
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Originally Posted by PV1 View Post
This is right up to the Airport boundaries.
Ah, I thought you meant this development https://thewaterfrontshoreham.co.uk/ + which involves this on flood defences https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/riv...r-tidal-walls/ + this (2013) including a lot of the Airport being under water https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1085...sts-its-banks/!

I do like the PDF of the "Guided Tour" of the flood defences!
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