Natural Flood Management near Loughborough

Project Catchment

Date

2021-22

Nature Acts as first line of defence in Charnwood Natural Flood Management scheme

Flood risk is increasing. By 2050, floods are 25% more likely in the Soar catchment, an area stretching between Leicester and Nottinghamshire. To mitigate against the worst impacts of flooding, we are working to find nature-based solutions. Using the Natural Flood Management approach, this project, situated in Loughborough’s countryside, installed 26 Natural Flood Management features that slow the water within the Wood Brook catchment during and immediately after rainfall events. Working in and around the brook, wetlands, online and offline ponds, living bunds and trees were among the features that have been installed in the area.