Natural flood management

Natural flood management uses soft engineering techniques to slow water passage through catchment areas to reduce flooding in other areas. Natural flood management and alleviation is a key part of catchment and local flood management. The correct use of natural flood techniques can not only reduce flooding throughout catchments but can also increase healthy water quality and wildlife habitats.  

Methods of natural flood management which we undertake include, Catchment wide and localised approaches, these include;

  • Tree planting in buffer zone by rivers and river sources

  • Leaky dam design, advice and installation.

  • Bunding works to contain water and slow water flow. 

  • Wetland scrapes and ponds on flood zones to increase water volume within the catchment.