Flood Estimation Handbook

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The Flood Estimation Handbook and related software offer guidance on rainfall and river flood frequency estimation in the UK. Flood frequency estimates are required for the planning and assessment of flood defences, and the design of other structures such as bridges, culverts, and reservoir spillways. There is an increasing demand for estimates that can form the base for flood risk maps, important in the planning of new developments.

The FEH also provides methods for assessing the rarity of notable rainfalls or floods, which are of interest to insurers and others. The procedures are clearly explained, and supporting theory and results included. The five volumes are accompanied by software (WINFAP-FEH) and digital data (FEH CD-ROM), available at additional cost*. The FEH largely supersedes the Flood Studies Report of 1975.

The Flood Estimation Handbook is issued in a set of five printed volumes (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 1999, ISBN: 9781906698003), priced from £260. We are not able to supply individual volumes from the set.

*Sales and support of the Flood Estimation Handbook and related software are provided by Wallingford HydroSolutions. Links to buy these products will take you to an external website.


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