The Monthly Hydrological Summary for the UK, published today, includes an analysis of the unprecedented summer flooding. The wettest May-July period for England & Wales in a record from 1767 resulted in near-saturated soil conditions and river flows more typical of a notably wet winter, with extensive floodplain inundations in both June and July. In the July Hydrological Summary, scientists at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the British Geological Survey provide a detailed appraisal of a summer flood episode that has no close modern parallel.

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Water Watch (includes links to the Monthly Hydrological Summaries)

The Monthly Hydrological Summaries assess contemporary hydrological conditions and water resource status across the UK. The Summaries are published as part of the National Hydrological Monitoring Programme, operated jointly by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the British Geological Survey. The Programme was set up in 1988 and relies on the active co-operation of the Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Rivers Agency (Northern Ireland) and the Met Office.