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Flood Estimation Handbook

Link to database


The Flood Estimation Handbook comes with two associated pieces of software: FEH Web Service and WINFAP-FEH 3

FEH Web Service is now available online. You can use this on or off campus from the link above. You will need to use the username and password on Blackboard.

WINFAP-FEH 3 is available in Clifford Whitworth Group Study Rooms 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 on the ground floor, and also Group Study Room 8 in the Lady Hale extension on the 2nd floor.

  • Please book one of these rooms in advance of your visit by going to the Room Booking Page.
  • To use WINFAP-FEH 3 you will need to ask for the USB from the Clifford Whitworth Library Support Desk where these will be loaned to your account for 4 hours.
  • In the study rooms, you will find WINFAP-FEH 3 via the start menu on the PC.
  • To use WINFAP-FEH 3 you will need the USB dongle to be inserted in the USB drive on the front of the PC.


The Flood Estimation Handbook and related software offer guidance on rainfall and river flood frequency estimation in the UK. Flood frequency estimates are required for the planning and assessment of flood defences, and the design of other structures such as bridges, culverts, and reservoir spillways. There is an increasing demand for estimates that can form the base for flood risk maps, important in the planning of new developments.

The FEH also provides methods for assessing the rarity of notable rainfalls or floods, which are of interest to insurers and others. The procedures are clearly explained, and supporting theory and results included. The five volumes are accompanied by software (WINFAP-FEH) and digital data (FEH CD-ROM).