Flood Management In Chichester

A look at the effects of the flooding of Chichester and management techniques.

A detail look at the flood management schemes on the river Chichester that flooded in 1994. The author offers a detailed analysis of the effects of the flooding and these were controlled.
“In January 1994 Chichester suffered extensive flooding. The national Rivers Authority (NRA), west Sussex Council the fire brigade and other emergency services battled together against the floods that deluged the city of Chichester and the surrounding area. The flooding occurred when the river Lavant burst its banks in its upper catchment and could not be contained in the culvert, which runs underneath Chichester. As a consequence, the hornet district of the city was inundated several times and large areas to the east lay under waters for days.”