Video: New ponds help Slow the Flow on hillside farms

A short video with aerial footage showing a new cascade of ponds at Brompton Ralph in West Somerset, funded by Somerset Rivers Authority.

Captions in the video explain how two landowners worked together to help slow the flow of water, using four ponds, a cross-drain and leaky brash dams.

Somerset Rivers Authority has been one of the main backers of Hills to Levels since 2015, initially using Growth Deal money from the Heart of the SW Local Enterprise Partnership and, more recently, council tax and contributions from Somerset’s Internal Drainage Boards.

The video is the eighth in a series demonstrating natural flood management techniques across Somerset. It was filmed by South West Drone Images.

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