The Calderdale SOURCE catchment management project – latest outputs

The SOURCE partnership was established in 2010, aiming to: Minimize the risk of flash flooding in the Upper Calder Valley by appropriately sited tree-planting and moorland management; Treat damaged land and control erosion; Improve the quality of the River Calder; and Undertake educational activities and encourage volunteering so that people of all ages and from…

Natural Flood Management

Natural Flood Management (NFM) is considered a catchment-based approach which aims to use ‘soft-engineering’ at a landscape scale to intercept ephemeral overland (surface) flow pathways, generated during high rainfall events, and which link fields and hillslopes to the ditch and stream network. NFM techniques also aim to reduce or delay flood peaks downstream by encouraging…