UK Hydrological Status Update - May 2020

For 2020 so far, the hydrological situation has been extremely mixed. In February we saw record-breaking rainfall and river flows, and one of the most significant flood events of recent years. Just a couple of months later, after a prolonged period of dry weather, records were broken at the other end of the hydrological spectrum. In the latest in a series of blog posts from our National Hydrological Monitoring Programme, the team considers what has been happening and what may be in store in summer 2020...

30 years of the National Hydrological Monitoring Programme

2019 marks the 30th year of the National Hydrological Monitoring Programme (NHMP). For the last three decades, the NHMP, run by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the British Geological Survey, has been documenting the hydrological conditions of the UK and identifying and interpreting long-term changes and variability – an essential prerequisite for the development of policies to address the impacts of global warming.

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