Category Archives: Flooding

Looking into Selly Park Flooding

In June this year intense rainfall led to localised flooding in South Birmingham in and around University of Birmingham. One area which was particularly badly hit was Pershore Rd near the Birmingham Nature Centre. This area is near to the … Continue reading

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What about beavers?

My first research projects were on logjams, looking at their abundance, distribution, form and function. These logjams were naturally occurring as a result of wood being “recruited” to the channel via wind throw or overbank transport. However ever since I … Continue reading

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River Management Career Profiles: Water Consultant

This is the first in our new series of career profiles within the broad river/water management sector. Pete Harrison, is a Senior Hydrologist at the consultancy WSP (see link for their website). For this series we ask people to answer … Continue reading

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The dynamics of large wood in forest rivers – new research paper

I have a bit of cutting edge science for you today in the shape of a summary of a recently accepted paper of mine from the journal Water Resources Research. This paper covers a small side project from my PhD … Continue reading

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Autumn, leaves, blocked drains and flooding

I caught myself the other day engaged in some slightly odd behaviour. I was out in the road in front of my house cleaning leaves out of the gutter. Had I finally become the crazy old man I have long … Continue reading

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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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