A number of projects have taken place on the River Ouseburn, Newcastle.

They include the Making Space for Water Project pilot project on the Upper Ouseburn, and several related water quality studies.

The Ouseburn Catchment Steering Group (OCSG) also produced The Ouseburn Catchment Action Plan (The OCAP) in 2009.

Potential to Store Flood Flow in The Upper Ouseburn PDF 1,127Kb

The EA commisioned a feasibility study to look at the potential to store more flood flow in the Upper Ousburn and thus reduce the flood hazard downstream.

The MS4W project had shown the vulnerability of the Ouseburn to flooding from the rural area upstream of the town.

Several sites were indentified and many more are possible!

Paul Quinn 2012

Appendix to EA study PDF 759Kb

Appendix - with a proforma for each of the proposed features