Initial Appraisal of Hydrograph and Leaky Dams at Hardscastle Crags, 16th March 2019

After the recent deluge, it would appear that the 340+ leaky dams built in Hardcastle Crags have done their job, at least in part. You can view footage, taken and narrated by our chair, Bede Mullen, on the project page. Stuart Bradshaw, founder member of Slow The Flow Calderdale, and our Technical Officer, has inspected the …

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Slow the Flow Summary – December 2018

At this time of year, we are of course uneasily reminded of the anniversary of our raison d’être; the Boxing Day Flood of 2015.  So as we head to the end of 2018, Slow The Flow Calderdale looks back on yet another incredible year in the quest to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley …

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Community led natural flood management – A celebration of local resilience – Agenda and Speakers

A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st  March 2019 Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Click here to book event Resilience : What can communities achieve for themselves on a local scale and a catchment scale? Monitoring : Can small charities make a real difference on the ground and can you prove it? Partnership …

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Hardcastle Crags – our most successful Project to date!

Hardcastle Crags, our local National Trust site, is the home of Slow The Flow’s most successful project on the ground to date, with 250+ 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 dams across streams with …

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Annual General Meeting and Film Showing of “High Water Common Ground” – 12th April

The Annual General Meeting and film showing of “High Water Common Ground” on Thursday 12th April at 7.00pm at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge. Directions here. On Thursday 12th April, Slow The Flow: Calderdale will be holding its first public meeting of 2018 which will consist of its AGM followed by …

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End of 2017 update

After nearly a year working with The National Trust at Hardcastle Crags, we have now built 117 leaky woody dams using over 100 volunteers. Our volunteers have worked incredibly hard in 2017 and we simply would not have achieved what we have without all this incredible help. A massive Thank you if you have helped …

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