Natural flood management guidance: Woody dams, deflectors and diverters

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2016 Practical guidance 10
Natural flood management guidance

Large and small pieces of wood in our rivers and streams are a vital component of a healthy functioning system.

Rivers without wood often lack a diversity of features such as pools and gravel beds favoured by fish, whilst in-channel wood can also help to store sediments, reducing the amount travelling downstream.