The study was approached with the following strategy: Understand how the catchment works Appreciate the context of historic land management and the requirements of existing land managers; rural land managers are the key to the success of sustainable catchment management Target management to the appropriate place: the source of the problem rather than the impact [...]
Since the recent flooding, the former balance between the catchment and its land use has been disrupted. Historically, extensive channel management and floodplain drainage would have been carried out to reduce the risk of flooding and to allow agricultural activities to continue. However, changes in farming practices, additional pressures on the land, reduced financial [...]
The Bowmont-Glen catchment has special qualities and is truly unique, both ecologically and physically: The Tweed catchment is renowned for its diverse and traditional landscapes, which support a rich variety of important habitats and species; this has been recognised through several nature designations, including Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) [...]
This second article examines the principal aims of the Bowmont-Glen Catchment Initiative, which included: Investigating the dynamics of water and the changing nature of the gravel bed channels in the Bowmont-Glen catchment Interpreting the relationships between land use, river management, flooding & sediment dynamics Deducing the root cause of recent changes in the catchment, particularly [...]
(click on map to enlarge) The Bowmont Water, known as the River Glen in its lower reaches, is a major tributary in the Tweed catchment on the Scottish/English border.
The Bowmont Water In January 2010, MNV Consulting Ltd won a major contract from the Tweed Forum to study the causes of the recent adjustment of the Bowmont Water river channel and advise on future flood risk management solutions in the Bowmont/Glen catchment. Since then, we have been very busy sourcing, collating and analysing data [...]
Flooding on Buccleuch Street in Hawick -1963 Modelling natural flood management, The suite of hydraulic software MIKE FLOOD was used to construct the Teviot catchment model.
Development of the Teviot Catchment flood model To make a realistic dynamic model, capable of accurately representing flood propagation through the catchment, it is necessary to use actual river flow data from various strategic points in the catchment.
Modelling floods in the Teviot Catchment The overall aim of a catchment flood model was to produce a 200 year flood hydrograph at the upstream boundary of Hawick and to show how it could be modified by NFM. The modified hydrograph could then be run in detailed models through the town.