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Fixed Point Photography Post in Ecclesall Woods on the Limb Brook Catchment

Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust issues survey to assess flood impacts on health, wellbeing, and the environment

The Wildlife Trusts have partnered with RSA to understand the impacts of flooding, and natural flood management methods, on people’s health and wellbeing.

The partners have issued a public survey about local Natural Flood Management (NFM) sites, and how they can benefit the environment and people. The Wildlife Trusts manage a network of these sites which are helping to prevent flooding by slowing down the flow of water by natural means.

Natural Flood Management Works Begins in Limb Brook

Flood Risk

One in six houses across the UK are at risk of flooding. In addition to the effects of climate change, our landscape today is at increased risk due to more concrete, hard surfaces, and paving. Flood waters therefore are not able to soak into the ground, leading to rivers bursting their banks and overwhelming flood defences.

Sheffield is home to a series of a NFM sites, bringing wildlife and flood prevention measures to the region to reduce flooding naturally. These include popular spaces open to the public, such as the sports pitches at Whirlow Playing Fields, which feature ponds to capture water, and grassy streams. Others are Lady Cannings Plantation, and leaky dams in the catchment.

Fixed Point Photography Post in Whirlow Playing Fields

Natural Flood Management Survey

The survey is open to all members of the public from June to 16 August 2024. It is an