HELPING TO PREVENT FLOODS

A photograph below (taken December 2019) of the overflow from the Barton Mill Pound feeding into the water meadows. Built in 2018 this enables a natural resistance to flooding downstream by diverting excess waters into the fields where they may more easily dissipate. It was created after an idea and lobbying by the Friends of the Gumstool Brook.

It has proved successful this last winter in helping to reduce flooding risk despite considerable rainfall.

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