The successful role of beavers in reducing flood risk and providing range of wider benefits is highlighted in this piece from ITV news. A trial of beavers living wild on an English river for the first time in centuries shows they can live alongside people and deliver benefits for nature and communities, experts have said. […]

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Angling Trust: Dredging is not the panacea    The Angling Trust is warning politicians not to repeat the mistakes of the past in their rush to make political capital out of the government’s response to the recent floods. Calls are growing to ignore the science and recommence wholesale river dredging as a quick fix. In fact, widespread dredging […]

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Usual characteristics of normal major floods Horrifying flood warning maps … with severe warnings in place ‘A month’s rain fell in ….’ In this case on saturated ground ‘Record levels’ of flow in the rivers Prolonged rain, high river levels and warnings Some defences work … whilst the problem is pushed further down the catchment […]

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