Horse power help for Calder Valley flood defences – BBC News

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Image caption Timber transported by Nathan was utilized to slow the circulation of water into the Calder Valley

A working horse has actually been utilized to move tree trunks to be utilized for natural flood management.

The horse called Nathan participated in the efforts to avoid flooding in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire.

A group of volunteers operated at Hardcastle Crags to utilize the wood to slow the circulation of thin down into the valley.

The work is to decrease the threat of flooding in Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Brighouse.

Adrian Horton, of ecological charity Slow the Flow, stated: “This is exactly what Nathan provides for a living, he is substantial and by moving large tree trunks he decreases the have to utilize concrete to slow the thin down.”

The wood is put into the brooks and gullies on the crags to slow the development of rainwater heading into the valley bottom.

Hardcastle Crags is north of Hebden Bridge and the work belongs to the Calder Valley Catchment Plan.

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Image caption Hebden Bridge was terribly struck by floods in 2015

In December 2015 the Calder Valley suffered the most substantial floods in current times.

More than 2,700 houses and 4,400 services were flooded the whole time the valley.

Floods had actually likewise struck the valley in 2012, 2013, 2104 and earlier in 2015

The earliest flood on record – in 1615 – ruined Elland Bridge.

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Image caption Mytholmroyd suffered extreme flooding in the December 2015 floods

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