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River and floodplain management

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River and floodplain management measures involve the restoration of a stretch of river and/or its associated floodplain to a more natural functioning state. This can include channel re-meandering or channel feature reinstatement (e.g. measures to restore channel river bars). Where redundant embankments are present, it may also be possible to breach, set back or remove these embankments, restore floodplain connectivity and re-activate floodplain features. Where naturally occurring wood is absent from a river, leaky barriers can be installed. These help attenuate flood flows by slowing and deflecting flow out of the channel on to the floodplain, thereby increasing water storage.

Case Studies

News & Events

RRC is running its popular Introduction to Hydromophology training course, for the first time in Scotland later in the year. This course is open to anyone interested in hydromorphology and...
The Building with Nature (BwN) project (funded by EU Interreg) has produced a short video to explain the project. The Scottish Government, SEPA and Tweed Forum are partners on the project and...
The Environment Agency, CIRIA and other partners are hoping to developĀ technical guidance onĀ specific Natural Flood Management measures. To begin with they have created a short scoping survey...

Literature

This report (published by CREW) provides a review and analysis of information on the passage by fish at wooden obstacles (woody placements), used for flood management, in Scotland.

Images

Videos

Embedded thumbnail for Allt Lorgy, River Dulnain, Spey Catchment
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