Case Study: The great flood of 1953[edit | edit source]

Causes[edit | edit source]

  • High spring tides
  • Rivers were discharging floodwater into the sea
  • Sea levels rose by 0.5m more than expected due to depression passing over north Britain.
  • A northerly wind drove a wall of of water south into the Netherlands and East Anglia (6m high waves)
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