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Rainfall rise forecast.



INITIAL findings will be unveiled at today's conference at the Marriott Hotel in Newcastle on a study which has examined the likely impact of climate change on the River Wear catchment catch¬∑ment ¬†
n.
1. A catching or collecting of water, especially rainwater.

2.
a. A structure, such as a basin or reservoir, used for collecting or draining water.

b.
 and measures which should be taken.

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 are being put to the study, which has been paid for by an Environment Agency flood levy on councils in the North-East.

The agency's Peter Kerr said yesterday that the work showed that by 2050 winter rainfall on the Wear could increase by 20%, with risks of more frequent flooding, and there would be a big reduction in snowfall.

It is also considered that the heatwaves of 2003 and July this year will become more common, with dangers to elderly people. The study, thought to be the first in the UK to look at the effects of climate change on a specific area, has also looked at impacts on transport and drainage drainage, in agriculture
drainage, in agriculture, the removal of excess water from the soil, either by a system of surface ditches, or by underground conduits if required by soil conditions and land contour.
 systems, and ports.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 1, 2006
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