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Flooding in Wales

For many thousands of years, choosing to live in or near river valleys has meant acceptance of the disastrous consequences of flooding. Flood defences constructed over recent decades have succeeded in protecting vulnerable areas from all but the most extreme storms. However, although the need for flood alleviation has long been recognised, disastrous floods still occur and new problems continue to be created. Therefore, whilst the object of flood alleviation is to reduce the damage and financial loss to the community by flooding, it is important to remember that it will not provide complete protection from all flooding.

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5 March 2005

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Author: Richard Dunstone

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