Scour & Geomorphology

Geomorphology defines the ability of the landscape to be shaped by mechanical processes such as scour holes which are formed by the hydraulic force of water against the channel bed materials.

Scour and Geomorphology concerns a broad range of issues. Edenvale Young have significant expertise in the analysis of the risk of scour at bridges and consequential collapse. This uses a range of techniques but is based around: assessment of extreme fluvial hydrology; 3D hydro-dynamic modelling of flow through bridge structures; scouring processes; geotechnical instability and risk analysis.

Moreover, our team is experienced in geomorphological survey supporting hydro-electric power generation schemes to assess the impact of the proposed flow abstraction on habitat connectivity and sediment dynamics.