Research and analysis

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.



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.