[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 January 2006, 21:03 GMT
Computer maps to cut flood risk
A flooding threat facing up to 1,000 properties in Nottinghamshire is to be investigated by the Environment Agency.

Surveyors from the agency will assess the risk to properties in nine villages and then decide how to protect them.

They include Radcliffe on Trent, Burton Joyce and Gunthorpe which cannot be protected by large schemes like the ones protecting Nottingham itself.

Ground levels will be measured by computers and the information used to apply for funding for defences.

Surveyors will use satellite mapping technology to measure the elevation of houses and villages and then compare this with their records of flooding levels.

Over the next six years, they will identify where they can carry out work to reduce the flooding risk


SEE ALSO:
Flood defences boosted by river
01 Aug 05 |  Nottinghamshire


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific