Habitat creation with natural flood management benefits in North Yorkshire
Last week, the WWT Consulting survey team was busy investigating habitat creation options on agricultural land at Ness Hall in North Yorkshire.
The team donned their marigold gloves and wellies during a sunny week to complete surveys including sampling and classifying soil, evaluation of floodbank condition, mapping hydrological systems for flood modelling, and a Phase 1 Habitat survey. All of this data will facilitate a feasibility report and shape the concept and technical design of natural flood management measures over this 100ha site.
This project aims to attenuate peak flood water from the River Holbeck, and subsequently the River Rye, benefiting downstream towns such as Malton and York. Furthermore, the creation of wet grasslands and scrapes to attenuate water in the floodplain would increase habitat for a range of waders and wildfowl in the Vale of Pickering.
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