Previous blogs in April and November started this series of web resources for the classroom – outlining lists for the themes of ‘Population’ and ‘Weather & Climate’. This time, for Web Links 3, I have put together a list of web sites under the topic of:
‘Rivers & Flooding’
Great site to check out if locations are at risk of flooding – either from river courses or coastal change. You can investigate a flood history of selected properties, and sign up for flood warnings. Maps can be produced of flood risk areas, and there are good sections on preparing for floods, and advice about what to do during and after a flood – with resources to download.
Plenty of case study information on the GA web site, including Wansbeck, Morpeth (2016); UK floods (2014), Somerset Levels (2014) – and many others. Search for ‘flooding’ on this site to access information on a flash flood simulation, river Severn and Bangladesh floods.
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Enter a location or river name to gain graph data for river levels and flooding. Great for monitoring a particular river during a period of heavy rainfall and potential flooding.
A sister site to gaugemap including maps to demonstrate flood risk of selected locations.
International group dedicated to protecting the world’s rivers. Loads of information on threats to rivers across the world, including dams, pollution etc. Also has sections on flood management and resources to download.
Flood simulation produced by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. Players need to make choices to form a plan to protect a small village in Central Europe from flooding and provide relevant services within the budget available.
Type in your own chosen location, and then set your water level increase to see how the selected area would be affected by flooding.
Access a wide network of live river cams across the UK. Archived footage is available, along with a dashboard of additional features if sign up to the ‘pro’ version.
Choose a location to check for current flood warnings, or check out all active flood warnings in the UK.
Another sister site to gaugemap, with maps showing nearby flood alerts for selected locations.
River level information and flood alerts by region in the UK. Displays all flood warnings or potential river problems in a region – click on individual cases for maps and more detail.
Search for waterfalls by using the map or a number of lists, eg by country, tallest waterfalls etc. Home in on an individual waterfall for detailed case study information.
Illustration of the work of a volunteer group to manage flooding issues in Calderdale. Includes a lot of information and ideas that can be applied to other locations.
Flood information for the UK.
In addition, here are a few apps I have found useful:
Flood Risk Finder
Digital Mysteries – flood simulation in Bangladesh
For Twitter users, you may want to follow:
(Plus individual county versions, eg @FloodAlerts_DEV for Devon)
Look out for the next compilation which will cover another web sites theme. Ultimately, intend to put them all the blogs together into an e-book for teachers to use. All new suggestions gratefully accepted!