The next British Hydrological Society Pennines webinar is on 12th August with two talks from the National River Flow Archive based at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology which will provide a summary of the recent volatility of UK Hydrology, and an insight into the UK Water Resources Portal.
The volatility of UK hydrology: from floods to potential drought in a few months
Following the wettest February on record which brought widespread flooding, spring 2020 was the sunniest on record and exceptionally dry across much of the country. Low soil moisture and river flows resulted in impacts on agriculture and the environment, and heightened concerns over water resources for the summer. This presentation will show the transformation in the hydrological situation from the end of the winter to the start of summer.
The UK Water Resources Portal: Dynamic Real-time Hydro-meteorological Status Monitoring
The UK Water Resources Portal (UKWRP) enables (near) real-time, interactive access to UK rainfall, river flow, groundwater levels and soil moisture data. Here we present the stakeholder engagement story of how and why the UKWRP was developed and demonstrate how it can be used to explore the full range of river flow and rainfall variability, including comparing current conditions to those in the past, from floods to droughts.