A programme of peatland restoration has kick-started a £2.1million natural flood management (NFM) project in the North East. It will help reduce flooding further down the dale, as well as encouraging carbon capture and improving the land for nature.
It’s the first step for the Weardale Natural Flood Management pilot project which will see the Environment Agency and its partners investigate the potential for a much bigger initiative.
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There is also an introductory video about the whole project and what it aims to achieve. Watch it here.