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3. Dillay Brook – Snows Farm (Land down stream of nature reserve) (A)

  • Owned by Mr Andrew Dickson (private land owner)
    Funding: Fully funded by GCC, SDC and GWT
  • Interventions and measures: At the confluence of two streams (Dillay brook and the Piedmont Spring), we have constructed five very large Alder leaky dams, using live wood wherever possible. These structures divert flood flows onto the small flood plain at the confluence, allowing significant attenuation of high flows. Alder were coppiced on-site to provide timber and excess timber corded into firewood for the landowner

Large Woody Debris dams built using Alder coppice at Snows Farm, Dillay Brook in the Slad Valley (after heavy rain)

Large Woody Debris dams built using Alder coppice at Snows Farm, Dillay Brook in the Slad Valley (after heavy rain)

Working practice: Work was undertaken by GWT staff over a number of days

snows farm

The photos above show Snow's Farm after construction in January 2015 and then on March 9th, 2016, after approx'40mm of rain fell in 12 hours. 

This page was last updated: 9 August 2017

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