Engineered Leaky Woody Dams (WeLD’s) on Rock Stream Beds

Leaky Woody Dams have been used successfully at Pickering and elsewhere to successfully attenuate the flow of water down the stream and river network.  These dams were constructed by spanning logs above and across the stream bed and securing them in the banks with stakes or by using existing trees.  To install successful LWD’s here …

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Part 2. Engineered Leaky Woody Dams (WeLD’s) on Soft Soil Stream Beds

Leaky Woody Dams have been used successfully at Pickering and elsewhere to successfully attenuate the flow of water down the stream and river network.  These dams were constructed by spanning logs above and across the stream bed and securing them in the banks with stakes or by using existing trees.  To install successful LWD’s here …

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Flooding – we can’t build ever-higher walls!

The householder stoically pointed to the level, on her living room wall, of this year’s floods – just above head height. Then she indicated the then record flooding level in 2005 – around waist height. Things are clearly getting worse, and the effects of climate change are living up to the predictions that scientists have …

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2B ‘do’ Dutch water management…

2B are lucky enough to know an eminent Dutch sustainable water management expert, who also arranges professional tours of projects. Bill had met Marnix de Vriend a couple of years ago at a conference on water management in Hull, so when we went over for the Floriade we emailed him to ask for ideas of interesting places …

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