September 2015: this is an A0 poster which was on display during Tyne Rivers Trust's end of (CRF) project event on the 28/09/2015. The poster presents a selection of key findings to date (as part of the PhD project).
Newcastle University Press Office: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/socialrenewal/news/item/kerplunksystemslowstheflow.html
BBC Science & Environment: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34087255
BBC News documentary 'Weather World': catch up on BBC iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0698z2l/weather-world-28082015
Tyne Catchment website 'working together to improve our rivers' - a collaborative project by Tyne Rivers Trust.
The Brampton Climatological Weather Station is managed by a member of the local community. Local weather conditions are recorded every day and then submitted to the Met Office. Brampton is only approximately 13 miles west of Haltwhistle and so it is a very useful source of weather information.
Take a look at the website.. there is plenty current and historical data available to view as well as a webcam.
This newsletter details what the Tyne Rivers Trust has been up to over the spring and autumn months of 2015.
Learn about the history of the Haltwhistle Burn, including industries which once thrived along this watercourse, as well as the geology of the area and interesting walks.
To read about the Haltwhistle Burn CRF project and the England River Prize which it has won.
|Visit the Met Office WOW ('Weather Observations Site') to view past weather records and get involved in being part of the weather observing community.
The Environment Agency monitors river levels at Haltwhistle on the South Tyne immediately downstream of the railway station and Haltwhistle Tyne Bridge. The data is telemetered which means you can view them almost real time on the interent. To view the levels follow this link:
This is a poster which summarises the Haltwhistle Burn 'total catchment approach' managed by Tyne Rivers Trust. It also shows where the PhD fits into the wider project with progress to date (May 2014) on the 'community monitoring and modelling' process. This poster was also presented during the 2014 annual River Restoration Centre conference.
Visit 'Proactive Interventions' to find out more about the research carried out in Belford by Newcastle University. An alternative catchment approach was adopted in order to reduce flood risk and other catchment issues, similar to what is planned for Haltwhistle.
This document attempts to show end users what was built within the Belford catchment and some of the costs involved.
The River Eden Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) is a Defra funded project which is looking at ways to effectively manage diffuse pollution arising from agricultural activities. This project monitors stream water quality and biology to see how it responds during flood events. There are a number of project partners, including Newcastle University and the Eden Rivers Trust.
The National Flood Forum is a national charity 'dedicated to supporting and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding': http://www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk/
Morpeth and Newcastle (north east England) have suffered from a number of flash flood events over the past few years. For example, Morpeth was hit hard during the 6-7 September 2008 floods and Newcastle on 28 June 2012. Newcastle University has worked closely with the communities affected to gather information about these events (e.g. photos, videos and accounts). This information is extremely valuable to engineers as it can be used to reconstruct what happened, map flood outlines and calculate flood levels. By using the local community to share their flood information, an extensive amount of information can be obtained. Click here to find out more.
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