Slow The Flow Calderdale
Community Led Natural Flood Management
Slow The Flow
Educators in community led natural flood management
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Hardcastle Crags, our local National Trust site, is the home of Slow The Flow’s most successful project on the ground to date, in excess of 400 woody leaky dams built, and counting! Since November 2016, our volunteers have been working with the incredible team of rangers and land managers at The National Trust, The Environment Agency, Calderdale Council, Nathan the working horse, and many others, to build leaky woody ...
Everybody living or working in the Calder Valley can make small changes to slow the flow of stormwater. Many small interventions, to slow run-off, could result in a significant amount of water being temporarily stored during storm events in our urban areas. This will help to reduce peak flows (see the detailed Storm Hydrograph) which, together ...
One of the tasks our volunteers undertook in 2016 was a detailed survey of the Calder Catchment tributaries. This surveyed the Hebden Water catchment including Hebden Water, Crimsworth Dene and the river through Nutclough woods. The picture below is of a section at Crimsworth Dene which is typical of the scenery and the beautiful landscape we ...
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What our volunteers have achieved so far
Large Water Storage Areas
Contour Placed Logs