Organisation: Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Type: Case Studies & Projects
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A practical guide for farmers and farm advisors to provide simple, clear advice and aid decision making on the delivery of natural flood management measures.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and North Yorkshire County Council have put together an excellent practical guide for farmers and farm advisors to provide simple, clear advice and aid decision making on the delivery of natural flood management measures.
The measures included in the guide have been grouped into three different levels of intervention. Each is described in terms of its effectiveness, its benefit to agricultural production, and its overall set up and maintenance costs.
The guide is aimed at farmers in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and so is place specific with an uplands focus. However, the partnership have kindly provided a word document template which can be used by other CaBA partnerships and groups to develop a similar guide local to your specific area.
The template is provided freely but if you do use it to create a new version of the guide we please ask that you acknowledge its original source in all new versions e.g. “Based on the original Natural Flood Management Measures – A practical guide for farmers (2017) developed by The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and North Yorkshire County Council, with support from the Environment Agency and Natural England”.
Oughtershaw Beck is one of the headwater tributaries of the River Wharfe in North Yorkshire (UK).
The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust have been working with local landowners to develop a demonstration area to showcase a suite of Natural Flood Management techniques to help, intercept, hold and slow the movement of water through a catchment.
This project was funded by: Yorkshire Water, Princes Countryside Fund and the Interreg North Sea Region WaterCoG project.