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Worcester Flood Levels

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Noah's Marks at the Watergate - River Severn Flood Levels::
Beside the Watergate to Worcester Cathedral is this flood depth indicator. The highest recorded flood was in 1770, the plaque high on the wall marks this. Just below this to the left is 1947. The highest recent flood is marked on the right and was in November 2000. (More) - Although most of the recorded floods are in December to March, summer flooding in May and June have been very high.
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Politicians call for action after floods cause havoc in the UK - Wikinews, the free news source

Politicians in the United Kingdom have started calling for action after months of heavy rainfall have left parts of Britain in crisis from flooding and electricity and water shortages. Environment Agency chief executive Baroness Young has called for an increased budget of around £1 billion a year to pay for flood defenses. Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has suggested that the conditions were 'unprecedented'...

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Reminds me of the hoch wasser marking and dates I've seen in Germany. Seems that folks have been recording flood water levels for a long time and that the highest were not very recent. The damage from flooding should be heavier now, only because the population is higher, not because the flood waters are higher.

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