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flooding in the UK is it new?

 
Canuckchick
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10/16/2014 02:03 AM
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flooding in the UK is it new?
As a new resident of the UK for just a few years now, is the extreme flooding that keeps happening every winter all over the UK a normal thing that happens this way every year or is this a new thing that is on the rise?
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10/16/2014 02:09 AM
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Re: flooding in the UK is it new?
Well the population keeps growing, so the weight of the people on the island is increasing, therefore the island is slowly sinking.
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10/16/2014 02:28 AM
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Re: flooding in the UK is it new?
Some parts of the UK flood every year, such as the Somerset levels.
Elswhere it is happening more often but there's a number of factors involved from poor land usage (building housing estates on flood plains etc) and bad management of waterways. Heavy machinery on farmland compresses the soil and causes runoff rather than soaking up the rain.

I have noticed locally here in the southwest that we only get torrential downpours or no rain at all. When I was growing up in the 70s and 80s we frequently got more fine misty rain we call "drizzle," but we dont't get it much these days.
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10/16/2014 11:50 AM
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Re: flooding in the UK is it new?
I find the torrential downpours are really harsh here too, I am also in the southwest.





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