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UKFB Passive Flood Defence Barrier Successfully “Tested in Anger”

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Cumbria was hit with heavy rainfall over the weekend, and the region was on a Met Office amber warning. More than 180mm of rain fell overnight in some areas of the region, and many roads in West Cumbria were closed.

The River Cocker in Cockermouth broke its banks, and the Passive Flood Defence Barrier which was designed and installed by UK Flood Barriers, raised several inches to protect the area.

Cockermouth Flood Action Group was on alert throughout the weekend, monitoring the situation and using Facebook to share the latest news as it happened, they posted “There is still lots of capacity within the flood defences so all should be well. Gote Road would have been flooded by now but the new defences and drainage system have done their job.”

The barrier is made up of 115 linear meters of passive flood defence, which protects a total of 360 homes and 55 businesses. You can see the case study of this project here.

Click here to read a news article reported by the Times & Star.

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