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Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage (RSuDS) project

The Stroud Rural SuDS project is being implemented to reduce the risk of flooding in the Frome Valley.

Sud imageThe Stroud Rural SuDs project is an innovative Natural Flood Management project working to reduce flood risk and restore biodiversity throughout the catchment of the River Frome and all its tributaries, including the (Slad Brook, Painswick Stream, Nailsworth Stream, Ruscombe Brook and all their named and unnamed tributaries). We are working with landowners to implement natural flood management techniques and restore natural drainage where it is safe and feasible to do so. We work with local community flood groups, land owners, farmers and partner organisations to implement a range of measures that will reduce flood risk but also improve water quality and enhance the biodiversity of the streams, brooks and the wider River Frome catchment.

The project, which will run for six three years, aspires

'To create a river catchment where water management is fully integrated into land management practices. Where public bodies, private companies and local communities work together to manage water within the landscape, creating valuable habitat for wildlife and people, and limiting flood risk downstream.'

This page was last updated: 9 August 2017

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