New measures to cut Pickering flood risk

March 30, 2009

Work is about to start on a pilot project to reduce flood risk in the Pickering and Sinnington areas.


The £700,000 scheme for upstream of Pickering is one of three pilot schemes nationally to be chosen by Defra to assess how land management can reduce flooding and, if successful, the techniques could be adopted elsewhere in the country. The Pickering project will include planting trees, creating buffer strips along watercourses and blocking moorland drains, to increase the time it takes from rain falling on the upper catchment to flood waters arriving in the watercourse flowing through Pickering and Sinnington.


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