Stone Dam Factsheet


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Summary: A factsheet on how and why stone dams are used.


Stone dams are permeable gully blocks constructed from piles of stone, airlifted into place using underslung hoppers or dumpy bags and re-profiled by hand. Once stabilised they can be re-vegetated. Read this factsheet to find out more.

File Type: factsheet

Project: moorLIFE2020

Keywords: Dams; Natural flood management; Moorland management; Water resources; Hydrology; flood risk

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