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Slowing the flow at Pickering

Slowing the Flow at Pickering is one of three pilot projects nationwide to receive a total of £1 million of Defra funding. The aim is to demonstrate how our natural resources can help protect against flooding. The funding is part of £28 million which DEFRA has allocated to fund projects that help communities adapt to changing flood risk in the face of climate change.

The two sister projects are:

  • Holnicote Estate, near Minehead in Somerset – project managed by the National Trust
  • Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire – project managed by Moors for the Future

For further contextual information on flooding and flood management please visit: