About Professor Simon Haslett

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Professor of Physical Geography and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wales and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Floods in South Wales

It has been raining fairly constantly in South Wales since last Wednesday 21st November. I ventured out yesterday, whilst the sun was shining briefly, and took a few photographs of the floods over the floodplain of the Olway Brook, near Usk, Monmouthshire, South Wales (UK). Some interesting geomorphological features and processes are clearly seen in the photographs. Unfortunately, a number of buildings have been flooded, but no-one has been hurt in this area. Further details of my research on the Olway Brook floodplain is available in two previous blog posts: http://profsimonhaslett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/river-flooding-in-wales-june-2012.html and http://profsimonhaslett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/flood-history-in-south-wales-valley.html.