We have undertaken a natural flood management project within ancient woodland along two tributaries to the river Beult, near Shadoxhurst, Kent. The works involved backfilling overly deepened channels, regrading them to create wider and shallower channels, whilst using trees felled from the site to create silt traps and natural barriers. These works helped to slow the flow of water through the river catchment, improving water retention, water quality and re-instating historic flood plains within a wooded environment. The ambition of this trial scheme was to utilise nature-based solutions for flood management, whilst restoring historic habitats and improving water quality.
For further information about our flood management services visit our Environmental Habitat Maintenance page.