Natural Flood Management above Buckfastleigh

The Dartmoor Headwaters Natural Flood Management Project has secured funding to continue its important work until 2027.  The project aims to demonstrate how flood risk can be reduced at the same time as biodiversity is enhanced and peatland restored.  Techniques used include building leaky dams made of a variety of materials, enhancing wetlands, improving drainage, and planting trees.  Much of the initial work has taken place on Holne Moor and Dean Moor, catchment areas for Buckfastleigh’s two rivers, the Mardle and the Dean Burn, so this is clearly an important initiative for the town.  You can read all about the measures that have been taken and what is planned on their website.