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Europe cut adrift

The floor of the English Channel provides evidence for two catastrophic floods arising from the drainage of huge glacial lakes in the area of the southern North Sea. These megafloods made Britain what it is today.

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Figure 1: A river runs through it.
Figure 2: Dammed lake.

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