Storm Desmond: Flooded rivers broke flow records
16 January 2016
From the section England
The River Eden rose so high it flooded the market town of Appleby in Cumbria
Three rivers in the north of England had the largest flow ever recorded in the country because of Storm Desmond.
The Eden, Lune and Tyne – in Cumbria, Lancashire, Tyneside and Northumberland – had flows of 1,700 cubic metres per second, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) said.
Normal rates are 36-53 cubic metres per second, it said.
Heavy rainfall resulted in widespread flooding to homes and businesses, collapsed bridges and …read more
Source:: BBC UK