Following on from two separate posts recently:
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: moving to Skypark... further comment
Futures Forum: Flooding in the West Country... and dredging rivers
... it appears from this Environment Agency map that these two issues are in fact linked in a very dramatic way, posing the question:
> To what extent will the Skypark development and intermodal site increase
the risk of flooding in the Clyst Valley?
Meanwhile, the people of the valley are having to deal with the consequences of flooding:
East Devon villagers living under threat of flooding to meet environment chiefs | Exeter Express and Echo
A flood warning from yesterday's Express and Echo:
The Environment Agency has this evening issued a new flood alert on the lower River Exe from Tiverton to Exeter, including the Bickleigh and Stoke Canon areas.
Rain is expected to fall late on Saturday evening through to the early hours of Sunday morning. River levels are expected to rise in this area.
Flood alerts are also effective on the Rivers Clyst and Culm and their tributaries - affecting the Hemyock, Cullompton, Stoke Canon, Broadclyst and Clyst St Mary areas - and Mid Devon rivers including the Creedy, Creedy Yeo, Little Dart, Lapford Yeo and their tributaries.
Flood alert on River Exe from Tiverton to Exeter | Exeter Express and Echo