Research and analysis

Fluvial freeboard guidance note

The report presents the results of research into the use of freeboard for the design of fluvial flood defence schemes.

Documents

Fluvial Freeboard Guidance Note

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Fluvial Freeboard Guidance Note

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Fluvial Freeboard: Background Information

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The guidance note covers Freeboard for flood defences subject to fluvial conditions. It does not provide guidance for tidal and coastal situations, reservoirs or dam freeboard. It considers the various methods and ‘rules of thumb’ which have been used historically for calculating Freeboard and suggests a more rational approach – one in which site specific conditions are actively taken into account as well as uncertainty.

Published 1 January 2000