Over the course of the past month, damaging floods have occurred in Scotland and Spain (as well as in Nigeria!) and this week we ran into a some footage that demonstrates some of the flood impacts. In northeast Scotland, 3 inches of rain fell in a short amount of time turning at least one street into a river and leaving a few motorists needing rescue from their cars.
The second clip comes from Vera Playa, in southeast Spain. The video shows what was once a small stream now a raging torrent causing some good sized road damage.
The road damage was actually the least of the flood impact as 5 people were killed in the flooding in Vera Playa from the torrential flood waters.
I am a PE and have a BS in civil engineering from Colorado State University and have been with Ayres Associates since 2000, specializing in water related GIS applications, hydrographic survey, geomorphology & field investigations, levees & bank protection, sediment transport, and hydraulic modeling.
I have been working on river related projects for the last 18 years. From rafting and kayaking during the summer while attending Colorado State University, to the 14 years at Ayres Associates spent measuring, studying, learning, and communicating information about rivers and how they interact with the world.