River Flow Records – The pioneering endeavours of Capt W N McClean in the Scottish Highlands

  • Black, A. (Speaker)
  • Alan Werritty (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


In 1913 Captain W N McClean began, at his own personal expense, the monitoring of river flows and precipitation which were to become the precursor of a national survey of water resources. He was possessed by a belief that the exploitation of water resources in the Scottish Highlands for hydro power generation was lagging behind developments in Nordic countries and the Alps, at a time when social and economic development were much needed. The presentation examines the methods used, the extent of his monitoring, the presentation of his findings and the constancy of the challenge of closing the water balance.
Period27 Sept 2022
Event titleNordic Hydrological Association International Hydrometry Workshop
Event typeWorkshop
LocationAviemore, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational