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cockermouth, cumbria in november 2009

Floods in 2009 and 2015 were worst in Cumbria for centuries – study

Residents have long suspected that the devastating floods were the worst in living memory, but this confirmation – from an analysis of lake sediment layers – provides a unique window on to the history of flooding in one of the wettest parts of England, and reveals the global climate crisis.

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