The work for this report was carried out
by scientists from the Centre for Ecology
& Hydrology (CEH), the UK’s
centre of excellence for research in land and
freshwater environmental sciences in partnership
with the Met Office; technical guidance was
provided by the British Geological Survey (BGS),
the UK’s premier centre for earth science
information and expertise.
Funding was provided by the Natural Environment Research Council.
The report was compiled with the active
cooperation of the principal hydrometric measuring authorities in the
UK: the Environment Agency in England, the Scottish
Environment Protection Agency, Natural Resources Wales
(Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru) and, in Northern Ireland,
the Rivers Agency.
These organisations provided the great
majority of the required river flow and groundwater level data.
The Met Office provided almost all of the rainfall
and climatological information featured in the report.
The reservoir stocks information derive from the Water Service
Companies, Scottish Water and Northern Ireland Water.
Additional data and information has been provided by the
Canal & River Trust and a range of individuals and organisations.
The provision of the basic data, which provides
the foundation both of this report and the wider
activities of the National Hydrological Monitoring Programme, is
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The 2010-12 drought and subsequent extensive flooding - a remarkable hydrological transformation