WWNP Floodplain Reconnection Potential - Wales

Natural Resources Wales

Working with Natural Processes (WWNP) Floodplain Reconnection Potential is our best estimate of locations where it may be possible to establish reconnection between a watercourse and its natural floodplain, especially during high flows. The dataset is designed to support signposting of areas where there is currently poor connectivity such that flood waters are constrained to the channel and flood waves may therefore propagate downstream rapidly.

The areas may contain non-residential property so it is important to consider this and recent buildings or defences when considering floodplain reconnection. Locations identified may have more recent building or land use than available data indicates. It is important to note that land ownership and change to flood risk have not been considered, and it may be necessary to model the impacts of significant reconnection.

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Description Type Endpoint
Web Map Service (WMS) WMS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wms/nrw (inspire-nrw:NRW_WWNP_FLOODPLAIN_RECONECTION_POTENTIAL)
Web Feature Service (WFS) WFS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wfs/nrw (inspire-nrw:NRW_WWNP_FLOODPLAIN_RECONECTION_POTENTIAL)

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