Natural Flood Management locations

Dowles Brook Catchment

Work has commenced to SLOW the FLOW through the catchment of the Dowles Brook, with leaky wooden dams and woody debris interventions being placed in the upper tributaries in an attempt reduce the flash flood nature of many of the brooks and ditches where water shoots off the land too fast. The interventions slow the movement  of water holding it for longer in the upper catchment and so spreading the peak flow over a longer period.  As of July 2019 the first 20 structures have gone in and over the next two years of the project a wide range of interventions across the catchment are planned which it is hoped will result in a reduction in the speed at which the water travels through the catchment.

Dowles Brook woody debris intervention

 

Dowles Brook woody debris intervention

 

Dowles Brook woody debris intervention