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Flooding Report - Transit of water from fields to the River Blackwater

Transit of water from fields to the River Blackwater

The storm drain into which the culvert A14/1 connects, travels a distance of 650m west and discharges into the river Blackwater at a point some 100 yards north of the A331/A323 road junction, by the Holder trading estate. The pipe drops in height 4.5m over that distance and flow is by gravity. It is impossible to carry out a full hydraulic analysis without full details of all the entries and pipe diameters, but it is evident from past occurrences that this drain is inadequate, as evidenced by the water flowing out of the drains into the roads and residents properties during a heavy storm. Note also that the throughput capability of the pipe will diminish as the water level in the river rises due to the increase in discharge head.

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