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Local Authorities

Where a flood risk has been identified, authorities work with consultants and design teams to investigate, optioneer and promote effective options that fit within achievable funding opportunities.

Depending on the source and extent of flood risk options range from ‘hard’ engineering measures such as stormwater storage tanks, culverts, flood relief channels, flood walls and embankments, to ‘soft’ engineering measures, known as Natural Flood Management. These Natural Flood Management techniques aim to slow the flow in the upper catchments such as woody debris dams, field buffer strips and soil management. These more natural measures can stand alone, or support and enhance a hard engineering scheme.