From the busy streets of Bristol, to the beautiful countryside in Herefordshire, this month saw work begin on the River Wye scheme, a project commissioned by the Environment Agency to determine topographic data as part of a floodplain mapping study.
Cross sections are required every 250m along several stretches of the watercourse between Hay on Wye in West Herefordshire and Symonds Yat. The site teams began at the upstream extents and worked their way through the picturesque landscape passing through the villages of Clifford and Whitney on Wye. It makes a change having to look out for canoeists rather than cars and buses! The next stage of the study will see the surveyors head towards and into Hereford.
To be continuedâ€¦