The Trent Rivers Trust has been working with a number of partners to develop a series of Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures in the catchment upstream of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, following extensive flooding in 2013

The NFM feature upstream of Southwell filling with water following heavy rainfall over Easter is pictured above

We built three field bunds in November 2017 in fields outside the town which have been put to the test over Easter. They work by temporarily attenuating overland flow, then slowly releasing water once the flood peak has passed reducing flood levels downstream.

The results so far are very encouraging!