SC060092 - Multiscale Monitoring of Land Use and Flooding

Theme:Modelling and Risk
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/09/2006
End date:13/05/2016
  • town and country planning,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Sustainable Development


We commissioned a study to help understand the impacts of land use changes and the effect it has on flood risk. 

Between 2007 and 2011, scientists from Newcastle University, Lancaster University and Imperial College London used the Hodder catchment, in north-west England, to monitor the impact of land use changes.

The results show that the Hodder flood response has a strong and simple sensitivity to changes in precipitation, but weak, complex sensitivity to changes in land use management.

We have compiled an electronic project record to help researchers and others who may be interested in the impact of SCaMP works and links between rural land use/management and downstream flooding.  

This project record contains all the data and background information on the catchment and the SCaMP works.

A link to the electronic project record can be found on the‘external links’ tab or by clicking on the following link: