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Flood Defence Update at China Meadow

Seepage barrier

We continue to update you on the local partnership project which is:

  • 'slowing the flow' of the Mill Brook at China Meadow and
  • creating a new and potentially diverse habitat.

Our image shows the installation of a seepage barrier (a dam that allows the slow passage of water through it).

The Environment Agency, Bolesworth Estate, TWiG (Tattenhall Wildlife Group), ELMS (Environmental Land Management Associates) and Mersey Forest, are introducing small-scale, 'slow-the flow' interventions at Mill Brook which will help protect properties downstream in the village of Tattenhall.

David Brown, Senior Flood Risk Management Advisor with the Environment Agency said: 'The commitment of multiple agencies to work together and explore nature based solutions alongside traditional flood defences, is a powerful component of our response to the Climate Emergency.

We hope that our work at Mill Brook will be a catalyst for more measures to be installed elsewhere in Cheshire'.

We will keep you updated as the project nears completion.