The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology’s Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) and software is the industry standard for estimating UK flood risk, offering guidance on rainfall and river flood frequency estimation in the UK. These 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. They are also vital for flood risk analysis and in the planning of new developments.
To enhance their existing service CEH launched the latest version of their Web Service this month. It provides online access to catchment information and rainfall model outputs used in the FEH methods.
The Web Service is a pay-per-use system and provides many improvements over the previous CD-ROM version.
The new principal features include:
• A modern web-based interface with detailed Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping.
• The ability to export detailed map images
• The ability to export catchment boundaries as ESRI shapefiles
• Rainfall DDF modelling using the latest FEH13 method as well as the legacy 1999 method.
• More detailed graphs plotting DDF information, which can be exported.
You can find out more and register for the service here.