Letting rivers run wild could reduce UK flooding

A new article published by the Alpine Glacier Project’s Dr Neil Entwistle in TheConversation.com states that doing nothing is often a better course of action for reducing flooding than heavy handed attempts to mechanically alter rivers.

The study showed that rivers which are allowed to behave more naturally are better at locking up sediment upstream, rather than letting it accumulate in unnaturally high quantities in flood-prone towns and cities.


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