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Posts by Graeme Hazard

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How can dredging and gravel removal reduce the risk of flooding?

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In times of prolonged extreme wet weather over large river catchments the flow capacity of rivers may be exceeded, leading to fluvial flooding as streams and rivers cannot cope with these large amounts of water. After such events there are often calls for rivers to be dredged to allow them to carry more water and potentially lessen the effects of flooding, the advantages and disadvantages of which are still surrounded in controversy.

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Beyond Flood Re

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This blogs looks at the issues surrounding incentivising homeowners to protect their property from flooding and the changes that need to be made to ensure flood insurance remains accessible once Flood Re comes to an end.

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Coastal Management

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Coastal erosion and the threat of flooding will only increase as sea levels rise over time. As our shores and landscapes change naturally over time, without intervention more water will reach further inland putting more homes and communities at risk of flooding. This blog looks at the management techniques that can be used to slow coastal erosion.

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Community Resilience Planning

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Recent extreme weather conditions in parts of the UK have highlighted the importance of community spirit especially in our more rural areas. These communities may rely on people working together in such circumstances, as they can quickly become isolated from the wider community when roads are covered with snow, ice or floodwater.

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Salt marsh - Natural flood defence and wildlife haven?

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Once seen as coastal wasteland salt marshes are the upper vegetated section of coastal mudflats which are flooded and drained by the tides and can be found all around our low lying shorelines in estuaries and bays. But can these coastal wastelands be used as a natural flood defence to prevent coastal erosion and flooding?

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Improving flood resilience in Clitheroe

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Newground will be engaging with residents in Clitheroe, who live in flood warning areas offering free advice and support intended to help them to become more prepared and resilient to flooding.

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Driving in floods

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Driving through flood water should be avoided where possible but is sometime unavoidable, this infographic gives some tips on how to stay safe and what to avoid when driving through flood waters.

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