Author Archives: Ben Gillespie

About Ben Gillespie

Researching the impact of reservoirs & environmental flows on downstream hydrology, physical-chemistry, sediment transport & benthic macroinvertebrates. Twitter: @RiversBenG Web: LinkedIn:

What are environmental flows?

You may have heard about the current restoration efforts on the Colorado River: an eight week long ‘pulse flow’ is being released from Hoover Dam on the Arizona-Nevada border (USA). This pulse flow is designed to replicate spring snowmelt driven floods that … Continue reading


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What is a river without rain?

This is a guest post by Ben Gillespie, a doctoral researcher at University of Leeds You would have to live in bubble not to realise that rivers in South West England have been flooding. These recent events have bought untold … Continue reading

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