Hundreds of trees have been planted as part of the first project to trial natural flood management
techniques to help improve protection for the people of Leeds and living near the River Aire.
It's the first step for the Weardale Natural Flood Management
pilot project, which will see the Environment Agency and its partners investigate the potential for a much bigger initiative.
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"The NFU recognises that natural flood management
is one of a package of measures available to increase the resilience of the country to future flood events.
Phase Two of the project will see natural flood management
Contract awarded for Derbyshire county council is delivering a joint natural flood management
scheme with the environment agency to install engineered log jams or leaky dams on ollersett moor near new mills, derbyshire (piece farm, overhill road, new mills, sk22 4ql).
With a total cost of PS2.6m, the investment will introduce measures to mimic natural flood management
, including increased woodland cover, peat restoration at Wessenden Head, Marsden Moor and Gorpley Reservoir, near Todmorden, as well as the introduction of small dams in the outlet streams at all three sites, helping to slow the flow of water across the catchment and reduce peak flows.
The natural flood management
(NFM) network Scotland, an online portal which allows people to share knowledge and best practice on the issue, was launched this week.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, is vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry, which met this week to discuss natural flood management
. But how can trees protect homes and businesses?
Young apprentices will also be working on natural flood management
measures on the moors and woodland above Great Ayton.
Tenders are invited for cete057 new mills natural flood management
Investigating natural flood management
, the team looked at projects in Gloucestershire and North Yorkshire and whether natural techniques could be "imported" into places such as Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge.