Tyne Rivers Trust have been delivering natural flood management interventions for over 10 years throughout the Tyne catchment.
By definition, ‘natural flood management (NFM) is when natural processes are used to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion. Examples include restoring bends in rivers, changing the way land is managed so soil can absorb more water and creating saltmarshes on the coast to absorb wave energy.’ [Source]
With several obstructions upstream preventing fish passage, chronic stresses from forest run-off, siltation, invasive species, flood damage and poor water quality from historic quarrying, farming and industry; it’s fair to say that Haltwhistle Burn was in need of serious intervention.
Read our Haltwhistle Burn case study to find out how innovative natural flood management techniques are still working ten years on.