River Lune processes. A study of change in the River Lune catchment and recommendations for flood defence management

Orr, H. (2000) River Lune processes. A study of change in the River Lune catchment and recommendations for flood defence management. PhD Thesis, Lancaster University, 176pp.

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Abstract

There has been a perception of increasing river channel instability in north west rivers and the River Lune in particular in recent decades. This has been attributed variously to: (a) long-term trends in precipitation-runoff regime; (b) changes in land-use such as moor-draining and sub-soil draining such that the river is more flashy than previously, and (c) a change in the magnitude-frequency relationships of flow such that high discharges are occurring with increased frequency. Resources are available in the form of rainfall and runoff records, archived information on channel planform, land use statistics and local engineering experience which have not been jointly and fully evaluated. Effective interpretation of the nature of channel change through time with respect to this resource may enhance the Environment Agency's ability to manage the river channel efficiently in the future and will aid the development of effective policy. The results of this study will for the first time, provide robust guidance with respect to long-term channel adjustment and the appropriate management options. The research provides suggestions as to how policy might be developed taking account of other pertinent factors.

Item Type: Thesis
Title: River Lune processes. A study of change in the River Lune catchment and recommendations for flood defence management
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Orr, H.
Number of Pages: 176
Date: 2000
Department: Geography
Funders: Environment Agency Archives North West
Institution: Lancaster University
Issuing Agency: Environment Agency, UK (Freshwater Biological Association)
Uncontrolled Keywords: England; Lune Catchment; River engineering; Land use; Climatic changes; Stream flow; River basin management; Soil erosion
Subjects: Limnology
Management
Planning
Item ID: 8012
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 21:33
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2012 21:33
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8012

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