Survey of watercourses

Today Elliot Batty and I visited Hassocks and the surrounding area with Peter King (OART) and Sandra Manning-Jones (Sussex Flow Initiative) on an initial survey of the watercourses. Elliot’s dissertation will be investigating how small upstream flow retardant interventions (using natural materials) may help to reduce peak flood levels in small communities such as Hassocks.

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Elliot will be using the facilities at the university to physically model wood debris dams to help identify suitable designs and locations position for these structures, both in Hassocks and in future flood alleviation projects.