South Yorkshire, Humberside and Nottinghamshire: June 2007


Scientists from the British Geological Survey took to the air on June 26 2007 in the aftermath of the flooding to find out how modern flooding compares to ancient flood areas. Dr Andrew Howard and scientific photographer Paul Witney observed flooding from 600 m (2000 ft) as they flew over the worst affected areas around Nottingham, Sheffield Doncaster and Hull.

Catcliffe, Yorkshire

Disappearance of the floodplain in the Catcliffe area: A case study

The outline of the river is shown in dark blue and the floodplain as indicated by the GIF is pale blue. Catcliffe legend
>We now add, in pale green, the actual extent of flooding as extracted from BGS aerial photographs.
By adding the extent of artificial ground mapped by the BGS, it is possible to see that the floodplain has been heavily modified.

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