Investigating flooding in York - a visit to the York Community Flood Hub
Are you interested in or teaching about flooding in York?
York has a long history of flooding and evidence suggests that water levels on the Rivers Ouse and Foss are rising. This is likely to be due to climate change and changes in upstream land management. If this trend continues, properties and people could be at greater risk of flooding in the future.
We at the Environment Agency have been allocated £45 million by the Government to better protect properties in York from flooding. As part of this project, we have opened up a community flood hub for the public to come in and talk to us about flooding in York. Here you can learn about what flooding means to the city and our plans to improve its resilience to rising river levels.
The Hub is adjacent to the river so perfectly located to drop into on a tour of York's rivers. We have information about our projects on display and other flood-related topics such as climate change, property flood resilience and natural flood management. We welcome school and community groups upon arrangement so if you would like to arrange a group visit, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo book this activity, please contact:
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|Published||03 April 2019|
|Last modified||03 April 2019|
|Nature of scheme||Excursion|
|Subject(s)||Engineering, Science, Earth science, Practical work, Outside the classroom|
|Age||7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Running times||Less than 1 hour|