Environment Agency work into flood plains
2014 - On-going
Minerals & Aggregates
The river system of the River Trent and its tributaries lies at the interface of upland and lowland Britain. This highly mobile system has left behind a significant legacy of palaeochannel deposits, which have the potential to preserve records of land-use, vegetation and palaeoclimate, with important implications within and beyond archaeology.
These features are threatened by activities such as quarrying and infrastructure enhancement. Management of this resource requires in the first instance a detailed knowledge of the spatial distribution of the record. The availability of new datasets in the form of aerial photographs and remotely sensed imagery, including lidar captured for the entire catchment valley floor, provides an opportunity to enhance previous surveys as well as to reflect on the quality of the primary base-line evidence. This English Heritage funded project will undertake a Pilot Study to enhance the base-line resource for Nottinghamshire and will use this work to assess the feasibility of rolling out a programme of enhancement using multiple datasets for the remainder of the Trent catchment.