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United Kingdom: Natural flood protection defends homes against Storm Angus

22 Nov 2016, Guardian, the

Natural flood defences have protected homes in Somerset from the torrential rain brought by Storm Angus. The natural measures included allowing trees to fall into the rivers to slow water flow, blocking old drainage channels on the hills and using fields to temporarily store water. The project cut the flood peak by 10% and protected £30m of property.


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