A large amount of research has been conducted on the Rivers of the Yorkshire Dales. Below is a selection of useful papers…


Coulthard, T. J.,Lewin, J. and Macklin, M.G. (2005) Modelling differential catchment response to environmental changeGeomorphology 69, 222-241.

Dennis, I.A., Macklin, M.G., Coulthard, T.J. and Brewer, P.A. (2003) The impact of the October–November 2000 floods on contaminant metal dispersal in the River Swale catchment, North Yorkshire, UK. Hydrological Processes, 17, 1641-1657.

Smith, B.P.G., Naden, P.S., Leeks, G.J.L. and Wass, P.D. (2003) The influence of storm events on fine sediment transport, erosion and deposition within a reach of the River Swale, Yorkshire, UK. Science of the total environment, 314, pp.451-474.

House, W. A. and Warwick, M. S. (1999) Interactions of phosphorus with sediments in the River Swale, Yorkshire, UK. Hydrol. Process., 13: 1103–1115.

Walling, D. E., Owens P.N., and Leeks, G.J.L. (1999) Fingerprinting suspended sediment sources in the catchment of the River Ouse, Yorkshire, UK.” Hydrological Processes 13, 955-975.