Tag 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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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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Scramble for blame serves no-one

The flooding blighting much of the UK has dominated the news now for two weeks and shows little sign of abating for the next 7-10 days. Initially when the flooding was fairly isolated to the Somerset levels the reporting in … Continue reading

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Uttarkhand floods in India

In response to the devastating floods in the Uttarakhand province of India there has been an almost inevitable shift from the initial shock and horror towards attempts to apportion blame for the events. In many ways this is something that … Continue reading

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The geomorphic effects of river dredging

Just what happens to a river when you dredge it? What’s the geomorphic response and is it what we want? Trev investigates Continue reading

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Rivers flood

Trev Bond explains that rivers flood, and that this is entirely normal Continue reading

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