After the flood : The National Flood Resilience Review

Extreme flood events have been etched into the public consciousness since the Book of Genesis and stories of Noah. These dramatic events  have impacted communities and their legacy across the generations. The River Calder has a very long history of notable floods: 1615, 1673, 1722, 1775, 1866, 1891, 1901, 1920, 1935, 1938, 1944, 1945, 1946, …

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Sphagnum on Walshaw Moor Study

Summary Short Study: “A modelling study and investigation into how annual burning on the Walshaw Moor estate may affect high river flows in Hebden Bridge.” Date: first delivered 24th June, 2016; this version, amended and partly extended, delivered 21st July, 2016. Author: Dr Nicholas A. Odoni, Honorary Fellow, Department of Geography, Durham University For (research …

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A Natural Flood Management Pilot Project at Hebden Water and Crimsworth Dean Beck, Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Further to our meeting on Friday 22nd July 2016 concerning the above matter where I undertook to combine the separate reports for Hebden Water and Crimsworth Dean Beck, herewith please find the report attached with links to photographs and the Google Earth files embedded within both of the attached files. I have included costs for …

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Helping Ourselves (Part 2); The importance of river surveys and a pilot project for Hardcastle Crags

Slow The Flow have applied via Source Partnership for a grant from the Environment Agency to install small structures at up to sixty identified sites in watercourses in Hardcastle Crags. Our engineers have been out looking at the rivers and the surrounding banks to determine the best places to install interventions in the Crags, National Trust …

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New technology has helped flood modelling ?

Traditionally models have used gauging information from gauging stations managed by the Environment Agency. New technology is increasingly being applied. LiDAR ( Light Detection and Ranging) derived from satellites is particularly useful to derive Digital Elevation Models [ DEM] coupled with GIS ( Geographical Information System) they can be used for to test flood models. …

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Calderdale Catchment Plan and its development. The latest workshop held on Saturday 2nd July

We’d like to keep you up to date with the Calderdale Catchment Plan and its development. The latest workshop held on Saturday 2nd July in Halifax focusing on Governance arrangements. Please find attached the notes written up from the work on the day that will directly inform how the Catchment Plan process is run and provide …

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On Saturday 16 July, another workshop is planned to focus on traditional flood defences

Following the first catchment plan workshop on the 18 June and a second group exercise on the 2 July which defined the governance arrangements for the Calderdale Catchment Partnership, a further series of workshops have now been organised to identify issues and related actions that will be included in the initial catchment plan. The workshop …

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Helping ourselves, how a miniature flood alleviation scheme helps protect a local community

You may well think to yourself, “What can I do to help”, and “The Government should sort this out”. The answer to questions or statements like this is “a little contribution can amount to a lot if everybody did it” and of course the government has to prioritise.  Larger Metropolitan areas will get priority over …

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