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River Uck flood project revealed
10:10am Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
A project to decrease the impact of flooding in Uckfield has been unveiled.
Trees on the River Uck will restore natural river features such as floodplain woodlands.
After heavy rain, the water levels in the River Uck catchment naturally rise and fall very quickly.
Years of changes to the river have increased the speed that water from the land and urban areas enters the river. These river changes have also hugely reduced the area available to naturally store floodwater upstream of Uckfield. This makes the natural design of the Uck’s river flooding even more extreme.
It is hoped by restoring the natural defences this will be reduced.
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