SC090026 - Determining Residual Flood Likelihood in Areas Behind Defences - a Simple Model for Flood Risk/consequences Assessments

Theme:Modelling and Risk
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/08/2009
End date:31/07/2010
Keywords:
  • Flood Defence
Contractor:
  • Halcrow Water
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PROJECT SUMMARY

This project developed a simple method for estimating the probability of a flood occuring at individual sites where there is a residual risk of flooding due to defence overtopping, and/or breaching. The SMERF (Simple Method for Estimation of Residual Flooding) is intended to support flood risk assessments undertaken as part of the planning process, promoting better decision making.