• ALFA Autumn Event Resources

    Conference programmes and slides from delegate presentations from the ALFA autumn event ‘Adaptive Land use for Flood Alleviation: implications and opportunities for river managers’ are available on Eden Rivers Trust’s website: http://trust.edenriverstrust.org.uk/art-autumn-seminar.html

  • Thacka Beck Flood Alleviati...

    The Thacka Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme is being implemented by the Environment Agency, who is constructing a flood storage plain to protect downstream homes and businesses in Penrith, Cumbria from flooding.  It is an important part of the ALFA project that is also including ways to promote wildlife habitat. Construction of the flood storage plain  is expected to be completed autumn 2010. More information is available on the...

  • Research

    Research has shown that there are three broad ways in which land might be managed to reduce flood risk: (1) adopting land management practices that encourage water to follow slower routes through the ground surface; (2) storing water in ponds, wetlands and floodplains during floods; and (3) slowing the delivery of water from hillslopes and fields to the river network. To look at whether or not these options might help to...

  • Demonstration

    Flooding in Carlisle 2005 The Eden is one of England’s most rural landscapes with less than 1% of the catchment classified as urban. Whilst population density is low, several of the catchment’s population centres have been affected by severe flood events over the last decade. This has included Carlisle in 2005, Appleby in 2004 and 2005 and Eamont Bridge in 2005 and 2009. The catchment, a major source of water for the...