Timber Dam Factsheet


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Summary: A factsheet on how and why timber dams are used


Timber dams are slightly permeable gully blocks that are used both to slow the flow of water downstream, and to create pools. They are (deliberately) leaky, such that they can trap water from high rainfall events and then slowly release some or all of it (thereby making an empty space ready to trap the next rainfall event). Read this Factsheet to find out more.

File Type: factsheet

Project: moorLIFE2020

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

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