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Slow the Flow Project

Wednesday 12th April 2017

April sees us begin our South West Peak Slowing the Flow Project, a five-year natural flood management project in the Peak District National Park.

Pressures from climate change and human activity mean that floods have begun to occur more often and when they do occur, result in costlier damage.


We will be working on this issue in a cost-effective and ecologically sound way. A number of activities including restoring wetlands, floodplains, and riverbank woodlands, will restore rivers’ natural flood defences, help us to reduce downstream flooding, improve water quality and enhance biodiversity.

The project is part of the South West Peak Landscape Partnership Scheme and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Environment Agency.