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Appleby Town Centre Flood Risk Management Scheme – Doomgate Culvert

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Appleby-in-Westmorland is an historic market town which hosts a range of residential and non-residential properties. Appleby Town Centre is at risk from flooding both as a result of overtopping of the riverside defences and from surcharging of Doomgate Culvert. The town has a history of flooding and was severely affected by Storm Desmond in 2015 when around 170 properties were flooded.

There are several historic records of flooding in Appleby, most recently in 2005, 2009, 2015 and February 2020.