Boscastle Floods : 2004 . By Chris Burgess. Turned Out To Be Something Completly Different Than Usuall. A Nice Early Morning In Boscastle In the Summer of Last Year. A Brief Background .
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By Chris Burgess
Something Completly Different
A Nice Early Morning In
Boscastle In the
Summer of Last Year...
Situated in the South East of the UK, and the North of Cornwall Boscastle is home to nearly 2000 people and attracts 1.2 Million people per year.
After August 2004, the attraction just disappeared in a flood of changes. The village that is no more than 5 miles long suffered changes that would last a life time.
The aerial map on the right shows various points of interest in the village of Boscastle, 1-7. (Not many I know). The darker shaded area of the map shows where the floods caused most damage. These areas are at the base of the river valley.
Heavy rainfall had persisted for many days before the floods. The rainfall had collected for days in the boggy marshes around the valley of Boscastle. As the sponges became so full they finally let out when the storms on the Monday morning arrived. From the normal trickle river to huge raging torrents only 4 hours later.
Valley slopes like sponges
Water entering the river from the slopes
Large Rocks symbolize the start of the river
Another amazing picture drawn by Me
As so much water was entering the river source, water levels began to increase very rapidly.
This then became a rapid torrent. The waves of flood water could not be contained in the banks of the river so it flooded. Firstly taking the bridge and then the road and finally everything in its path.
Including poor Mr Kittens
“Villagers raise stink over sewage”
Unfortunately he didn’t go out with a flush
Thought About by Chris
Amazed by Chris
Yes It was BY CHRIS Burgess