Paper on the 2013/2014 winter floods published

Floods in OxfordshireA paper authored by Katie Muchan, Jamie Hannaford and Simon Parry of the NRFA, in collaboration with Melinda Lewis at the British Geology Survey has been published in a special issue of Weather, one year on from the 2013/2014 winter floods.

The defining aspect of the winter was the occurrence of multiple types of flooding. The paper reviews the inland flooding, which included prolonged river flooding – notably on the Somerset Levels and in the Thames Valley – and exceptionally high groundwater levels in many areas. The paper also looks into the impacts of the stormy winter and puts the event into a historical context.

The paper is open access.