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Farmer Combats Flooding by Returning Creeks to Nature: ‘Wildlife That Has Come is Phenomenal

by Andy Corbley in GOOD NEWS NETWORK

In the UK, farmers are combatting flooding by returning areas of their farms to a more natural state, and seeing the benefits not only in wildlife returning but in flood mitigation.

James Robinson, an intergenerational farmer from Cumbria in northwest England, has worked together with the Ullswater Catchment Management CIC to turn a number of areas of his farm into wetland havens where birds and invertebrates have come back in phenomenal numbers.

To explain a long, related, and detail-filled story in brief, flooding is the UK’s major natural hazard, and part of reason is that many waterways—even small ones—were turned into deep and straight canals hundreds of years ago to permit boats to travel across the country. FOR MORE

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