The Hydrok HydroSlide role in the development of the Louth Flood Alleviation Scheme
Extract from a paper by David Scopes IEng MICE, Engineer at Atkins Ltd, Peterborough. The market town of Louth, on the River Lud, has suffered from flooding on many occasions, most recently in 2007. Louth is in a 'flashy' catchment; in the 2007 floods it was said that residents went to bed with river levels high but not expecting any problems, and woke at 2am to find that they were flooded. This is backed up by the hydrograph on the northern of the two main tributaries, which shows the peak flow occurring after 12 hours and flows returning to normal after 25 hours.