Environment Agency training during the floods
4 December 2007, News release from Hydro-Logic Ltd
The floods this summer provided an endless amount of media coverage but not all the news was bad.
Local consultants to the water and environmental industries, Hydro-Logic Limited (based in Bromyard), held a training course for the Environment Agency at Knightsford Bridge in Worcestershire.
Part of the course involved the thirteen delegates gauging the flow of the River Teme and thanks to the floods, the flow measured in June was the highest recorded during the summer; not only for Hydro-Logic but at that particular site since the Environment Agency has been recording it since 1970.
The actual flow rate measured was 220 cumecs whereas the average rate for June 2006 was 7.41 cumecs.
The River Teme is routinely gauged by the Environment Agency; the weir was built in 2003 to enable low flow measurement.
Over the last three years, the Environment Agency and Hydro-Logic have carried out a ChannelMaster R&D project at the site. The project has allowed an evaluation of the continuous flow monitoring technology and the index velocity rating method.
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