Natural Flood Management

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What actual measures have been put in place to prevent flooding like we had on Boxing Day 2015? The water levels of the Rochdale Canal have been very high for weeks now and there does not appear to have been any manual movement of water through the canal locks. With the current heavy rain, the power of the river increasing, the likelihood of flood seems very high. And there is little evidence of any action other than some river dredging months ago.
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This uploaded video was taken on Boxing Day and shows the flooding on fields on which Calderdale Council are potentially proposing to make available for the building of 190 houses in their soon to be finalised Local Plan. This specific area is LP0821. The area is 1 mile East of Todmorden towards Hebden Bridge, and extends between Oldroyd and the canal, with Woodhouse Road to the East of the area.
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The following line in the article linked to made me think it worth bringing to people's attention: “The landscape mops up the water – it’s a blotting paper effect and assures nothing like the Somerset Levels disaster happens”. I feel there are various points in the article worth serious consideration, e.g. farming systems, landscape-scale effects and properly functioning communities.
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We have always been aware of the Calder and were not complacent. We have never been flooded before. 3 years ago the river came onto the back garden but was well short of our bungalow. On Boxing Day 2015 we had an Environment Agency warning at 4:30 am. We went to the bottom of the back garden to assess the situation. The Calder flows about 8 or 9 feet below the edge of our rear garden. At this time it was about 3 feet below the rim.
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