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Impact of recent floods on channel morphology and physical habitat using river habitat re-survey

A re-survey of selected River Habitat Survey sites was undertaken to establish what impact the Autumn 2000 to 2001 flooding had on channel geomorphology and physical habitat.

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An additional survey methodology the ‘Geomorphological Audit’ was undertaken. Sites were selected according to four criteria: semi-natural sites, engineered sites, and sites within these categories that had experienced severe or less-severe flooding. All sites selected were in close proximity to gauging stations.