FD2106 - National river catchment flood frequency method using continuous simulation

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:30/11/2001
End date:31/03/2005
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Land,
  • Modelling,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Flood Defence
  • Natural Environment Research Council
Project Closing Statement
The technical report is designed to be read as a stand-alone document and includes detail of the data, modelling, extension of method to countrywide use, uncertainty estimation and recommendations for the way the method is to be used in practice. It should be noted that the commissioned research into a new hydrologically-effective methodology exists as research level code only and not as user friendly software.

Summary Objective
To generate runoff to the river system under different catchment change including strategic flood management options.

Key Customer Purpose
To provide the next generation hydrological tools for planning and engineering purposes.To advance the national system of flood frequency estimation by continuous simulation from a successful prototype stage to the next-generation system for practical use.