Blogs

What do Coronavirus and NFM have in common?

Amongst the COVID-19 chaos, is a glimmer of hope. We, as a society, at all scales, are realising that individual actions really do matter.  Every time I see this ‘delaying the spread of Coronavirus’ graph on the news, I think of Slow The Flow. Spot the difference…  Combating the virus is, quite rightly, our collective

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NFM and SuDS Opportunity Mapping – now live!!

Our clickable Google Map parcels up the pilot area into manageable chunks – you can zoom in and click on your street / field / place of work etc. Please take a look, and share all the exciting opportunities that our experts have identified in northern Mytholmroyd! http://slowtheflow.net/nfm-suds-opportunities/ Natural Flood Management and Sustainable Drainage Systems

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March Newsletter

Welcome to our new monthly blog enabling you to see at a glance what Slow The Flow have been doing & giving you easy access to reports, videos and blogs on our excellent website which support the promotion of Natural Flood Management (NFM) and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). Storm Ciara – March 2020 February started

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Back Garden Redesign

Our back garden in Mytholmroyd has heavy clay soil that was causing standing water after heavy rainfall. To solve this problem we built raised beds and installed a permeable gravel path in 2019 We wanted to create a lovely garden where plants would thrive and, at the same time, make a garden that would help

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Economics of Attenuation Ponds

  The Economics of Upper Catchment Small Scale Attenuation Ponds versus A Capital Intensive Flood Alleviation Scheme Since the Boxing Day flood of 2015, Slow The Flow have promoted Natural Flood Management (NFM) approaches to supplement hard defences in the armoury of flood prevention techniques.  These can often be implemented at low cost bringing immediate

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Flood Prevention at Oldroyd

Oldroyd Terrace Saved From Storm Ciara, Here’s How The summer floods of 2012 and the Boxing Day flood of 2015 brought havoc to the hamlet of Oldroyd which is situated above Todmorden on the southern slopes of the Calder Valley.  Five properties were flooded on those occasions.  A scheme to prevent this from happening was

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Slow The Flow Annual Review: 2019

SLOW THE FLOW; Keeping Natural Flood Management on the agenda! Slow The Flow is a charity working to advance the education of the public in Natural Flood Management (NFM), Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and other natural methods to protect the environment in which we live. Our NFM and SuDS projects around Calderdale continue to develop

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Peat,Trees & Rewilding

But what have peat bogs ever done for me ?……..‘Gwapple me gwapenuts’   If when you think about peat bogs and the brown ooze beneath your feet and the voice inside your head sounds like Professor David Bellamy you are clearly of a certain age.  For it was Bellamy who perhaps brought the humble blanket

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Natural Flood Management Volunteer Days

See below dates for Natural Flood Management Volunteer activities in 2020. These are run by the National Trust and Slow the Flow at Hardcastle Crags Date Delivered by Activity 12/01/2020 NT Tree planting 26/01/2020 StF Leaky Dams 09/02/2020 NT Tree planting 23/02/2020 StF Leaky Dams 08/03/2020 NT Tree planting 22/03/2020 StF Leaky Dams 26/04/2020 StF

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Landscape Story

My wellington boots sink into the dark, wet earth in the bed of the gully as I heave on the handle of a log lifter, taking my share, with three other volunteers, of the weight of a ten-foot-long, two-foot-diameter section of Scots Pine trunk. We set it down, regroup, then lift again and neatly bed

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