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aerial photograph showing the flood defences proving their effectiveness during the great floods of 2007. The "Severnside defences" consist of brick walls and then demountable sections which are just erected at times of flood risk. On this occasion they proved their worth as the river was kept away from the houses in the photo while down river in other towns it was chaos with homes flooded and people cut off. The demountable defences have the advantage that once removed their is little to see of them, just a discrete base plate mounting point in the ground. This the Bewdley Flood defences scheme is designed to provide protection from a 1 in 100year flood and cost £11 million. It consists of 200m of brick wall, 630 meters of demountable defences with 211 fence posts and 2500 planks.
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