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Upstream Management- Agricultural Land Management

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Agricultural land management aims to reduce runoff from farmland by increasing the capacity of the land to store water through increasing infiltration and improving soil structure. The Slow The Flow project in Pickering is just one example of how agricultural land management is being used.


Are beavers Britain's best water engineers?

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After being hunted to extinction beavers are making a comeback in Britain thanks to the potential environmental benefits they offer, two studies at opposite ends of the country have shown benefits for; soil erosion, biodiversity, water pollution and flood risk management. Read our blog to find out more.


Upstream Management - Woodland Creation

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Woodland creation is the planting and management of woodland areas reducing surface water runoff by improving infiltration and reducing the amount of water reaching the ground. The Eddleston Water Project, Scotland is one example of how woodland creation is used to reduce flood risk going forward.

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Upstream Management - Moorland Restoration

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One of many upstream management options, moorland restoration aims to reduce surface run off by restoring bare heavily eroded moorland. Moors for the Future's project at Kinder Scout is just one example of where these techniques have been integrated into upstream management to protect communities from flooding.

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Flooding & the impacts on health & wellbeing

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It is important not to underestimate the impacts of flooding. Flooding not only affects homes, businesses and communities but it can also have an impact on a person’s mental health and wellbeing. Such an event can affect people emotionally, psychologically and physically. Take a look at our Infographic to find out more...

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Upstream Management Explained

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Upstream management otherwise known as slow the flow is a collective term for techniques used to manage flood risk and includes flood storage solutions as well as agricultural land management and natural flood management (NFM). Upstream management is the alteration, restoration or use of landscape features to reduce flood risk.


Who's responsible for flood water?

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Different types of flooding are the responsibility of different individuals and agencies. It is important to understand the correct people to report flooding to in your area to ensure flood events are dealt with as efficiently as possible.

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Types of flooding

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River flooding, is the most well known type of flooding, however, are you familiar with others types of flooding? Flooding can affect communities in different ways so it is important to be aware of the nature and the source of different types of flooding. See our Infographic for more information.

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