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A Street Level Flood Risk Assessment of Morpeth, UK

Gerono, C and Percival, S (2023) A Street Level Flood Risk Assessment of Morpeth, UK. Routes: The Journal for Student Geographers, 3 (3). pp. 159-177. ISSN 2634-4815

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This study presents a detailed street level flood risk assessment of Morpeth, UK, a town with a history of devastating flood events, most recently in 2008 and 2012. Flood risk in Morpeth was calculated at street level by multiplying hazard and vulnerability indexes that involved the quantification of components relating to the environment and population (flood vulnerability). The main findings highlighted a greater number of streets will be inundated during a 1-in-1000-year event and the most influential vulnerability characteristics in Morpeth are the presence of critical infrastructure, impermeable surfaces, population density and age and vehicle access. The streets most a risk in Morpeth were Gas House Lane, Wellwood Gardens and Staithes Lane. In relation to the future flood risk in Morpeth, the predicted increase of fluvial flooding events due to climate change produces a requirement to improve the adaptive capacity of the town to ensure a greater resilience against flood events in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hazard; Resilience; Risk; Vulnerability; Flooding
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Routes
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2024 14:43
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2024 14:45
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22873
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