Flood Monitoring News

  • OTT issues Flood Warning

    Nigel Grimsley, Managing Director of OTT Hydrometry is urging those responsible for flood prevention and management to take action this summer to ensure they are protected before the arrival of severe weather. “Saturated soil and blocked channels contribute to the severity of flooding, but in many cases it is the location and intensity of rainfall that contributes to the speed with which ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • CH2M releases game-changing cloud-based flood modelling service offering seamless user experience

    CH2M will officially launch its new Flood Cloud service on June 6, allowing users of Flood Modeller and integrated software, TUFLOW, to seamlessly undertake flood risk modelling in the cloud for the first time. CH2M's Flood Cloud is powered by Parallel Works and runs on Amazon Web Services to provide the on-demand computational resource required to deliver ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Natural Resources Wales taps CH2M`s Flood Modeller Pro for its new flood forecasting system

    Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government's principal adviser on issues relating to the environment and its natural resources, selected CH2M's Flood Modeller Pro software as the core hydrodynamic modelling solution within its new flood forecasting system. The system is being built using Deltares' Delft-FEWS software, an ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Intelligent monitoring system provides flood warnings

    Water level sensing technology from OTT Hydrometry is being used in an intelligent flood warning system that has been installed at a ford in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. The system, which was designed and installed by SWARCO Traffic, monitors water level in the Finham Brook where it passes under the A452, and warns drivers when potentially dangerous conditions arise. Working closely with ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • SonTek Releases New “FlowTracker2” Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter

    The Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) is considered a flagship advancement in the evolution of water flow and discharge data collection instrumentation. Over the years, the ADV has become an integral tool for government water agencies and environmental monitoring organizations around the world that need to measure the amount and speed of water in flowing in rivers, streams and canals. ...


    By SonTek - A Xylem Brand

  • Large-scale early flood warning systems provide high returns on investment

    Continental-scale early flood warning systems in Europe can provide significant monetary benefits by reducing flood damage and associated costs. Specifically, a new study found that the return from the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) and available flood damage data has the potential to be as high as approximately 400 euros for every one euro invested. Early flood warnings — and ...

  • Flood Modeller Suite launched at CH2M HILL’s International Flood Management Conference

    Yesterday, 19 November, more than 100 industry leaders and flood risk experts attended CH2M HILL’s International Flood Management Conference in London. The event saw the launch of the company’s Flood Modeller Suite, a fully integrated suite of software for flood modelling. The new Flood Modeller Suite, which will be formally released in early 2015, brings together updated versions of ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Environment Agency completes repairs to Preston Beach sea defences

    The Environment Agency has completed five weeks of intensive work to restore the sea defences damaged by the severe winter storms at Preston Beach. A significant amount of shingle was washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. During a series of severe storms in early January and February 2014 the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme took a pounding and ...

  • Community “drop in” sessions organised for flooded communities

    Residents in several flood-affected communities in Dorset and Wiltshire are invited to come along to a series of information ‘drop in’ sessions being organised by the Environment Agency and local authorities. The events are providing advice and information to communities who have been flooded or affected by the weather and answering questions for people returning to flood-hit ...

  • New flood warning service for Whiston

    Residents in Whiston will soon be benefiting from a new flood warning service after the Environment Agency installed a river gauge on Whiston Brook. The Environment Agency installed the gauge following the flooding in 2007. The Environment Agency and Whiston Parish Council are hosting the joint drop-in session for all residents of Whiston to listen to feedback on the new flood warning area which ...

  • Yarm floodgates withstand rigorous testing

    Staff at the Environment Agency have been testing the floodgates of Yarm in Stockton-On-Tees recently, to make sure they will stand up against the ongoing bad weather and possibly threat from flooding. In tests that replicated water from the River Tees overtopping and backing up against the floodgates, each of the 34 gates was tested to ensure they would remain water tight. Teams built a ...

  • River levels continue to fall slowly across southern England

    Two severe flood warnings remain in place on the Somerset Levels, whilst the country’s largest-ever pumping operation continues in order to reduce flood water on the Levels and Moors. Across the rest of southern and central England river levels continue to fall, including along the Thames and the Severn, although properties could remain flooded for some time - including those in Windsor and ...

  • 88 flood warnings remain across southern and central England

    Flood warnings remain in place Flood warnings are still in place across southern and central England and properties could remain flooded for some time. River levels are expected to fall slowly but remain high this week, especially along the Thames and Severn. On the Somerset Levels flooding continues, with two severe flood warnings still in force. Flood warnings still in ...

  • Flood warnings remain but river levels set to fall slowly this week

    The Environment Agency is continuing to work 24/7 to protect communities River levels are expected to remain high for several more days, especially along the Thames and Severn, but levels are starting to gradually fall this week. Severe flood warnings for the Thames were downgraded yesterday in response to this improving picture, but property could be flooded for some time. Flood Warnings remain ...

  • River Thames severe flood warnings downgraded

    River levels to remain to remain high in southern England. Still a risk of flooding The Environment Agency has downgraded its 14 Severe Flood Warnings for the River Thames - a decision taken in conjunction with the emergency services and local authorities. River levels on the Thames are gradually falling but will still remain high and property could be flooded for some time. ...

  • Flooding set to continue into the weekend along Thames and in Somerset

    Windsor, Maidenhead and communities in Surrey warned to expect severe disruption as Thames to rise in places to highest levels for over 60 years Windsor, Maidenhead and communities along the Thames in Surrey remain at high risk of flooding from the Thames today and Thursday – with significant flooding of homes and businesses expected. With further rainfall forecast for today and on Friday ...

  • Communities along the River Thames and in Somerset warned to expect more flooding

    Heavy rain is expected on Wednesday. Environment Agency teams continue to be out in force across England - day and night - to minimise the impact of flooding. Further disruption from flooding Since Monday afternoon, approximately 70 properties have flooded along the River Thames, and this figure is set to rise. Flooded communities include Datchet, Wraysbury and Chertsey. Windsor ...

  • Further severe weather expected

    Large waves and strong winds are threatening to cause further flooding along the Devon, Cornwall and Dorset coasts on Saturday (Feb 8) where some communities and defences are vulnerable after this week’s storms. Further heavy rainfall is expected starting on Friday evening (Feb 7) continuing into Saturday (Feb 8) , exacerbating the risks of flooding from rivers and surface water across the ...

  • Environment Agency repairs sea defences

    During severe storms in early January and over the past week, many coastal locations have been battered by large waves. A significant amount of shingle has been washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. A number of severe flood warnings have been issued since Christmas 2013 due to the washing away of the shingle beach allowing the waves to run up ...

  • Communities along the River Thames and in Somerset warned to expect more flooding as river levels continue to rise

    Environment Agency teams are out in force day and night to minimise the impact of flooding. Further disruption from flooding Groundwater flooding is also expected in the coming days in Hampshire, Kent and parts of London. Local authorities will work with utility companies to respond to these incidents. Further periods of heavy rain are expected mainly to affect the south ...

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