The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

August 2016

Publication type:

Practical guidance



Flood management guidance, 2016

This practical guide explores the role of woody dams, deflectors and diverters in flood management and the multiple benefits they offer for flooding and wildlife.

The woody debris can be easily and cheaply installed using local and natural materials and designed to suit the location.

Guidance is also given on how these natural materials can help improve river health and increase water storage during flooding events.

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