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Investigating the interdependencies between surface and groundwater in the Oxford area to help predict the timing and location of groundwater flooding and to optimise flood mitigation measures

Macdonald, David; Hall, Robert; Carden, David; Dixon, Andy; Cheetham, Michael; Cornick, Sharon; Clegg, Matt. 2007 Investigating the interdependencies between surface and groundwater in the Oxford area to help predict the timing and location of groundwater flooding and to optimise flood mitigation measures. In: 42nd Defra Flood and Coastal Management Conference, York, UK, 3-5 July 2007.

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Abstract/Summary

In February 2002, the Environment Agency commenced a study to identify sustainable methods to reduce the flood risk in Oxford. Over 3,600 properties are within the floodplain of the Rivers Thames and Cherwell with a 1% (1 in 100) annual flood exceedance probability. During the early stages of the study, it was recognised that out-of-bank flows from the rivers was the most significant factor but that groundwater flooding could not be ignored. This paper addresses the output of a collaborative project that was set up between the Environment Agency and the British Geological Survey to address the groundwater issues and their impact on flooding.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Groundwater Management
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Groundwater flooding
NORA Subject Terms: Management
Hydrology
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Date made live: 19 May 2010 15:24
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9884

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