Natural Flood Management and Leaky Damn Building

Natural flood management is about slowing and storing floodwater. The aim is to reduce the downstream flood peak height. One way to slow the flow is to build ‘leaky damns’. These are woody debris which create pools and riffles. Along with flood risk benefits they are also great habitats for fish and aquatic insects.
On the 27th of April volunteers from Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Exeter University’s Geography Society met up to build some leaky damns and pic some litter on Cober. Snaps of happenings..


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