Dealing with Floods

Christmas 2015 will be remembered in part for the deluge of rain which overtopped the £38M, 1 in 100 year, flood defences constructed after the 2005 floods to protect Carlisle. The UK has remarkably low but reliable annual rainfall which is a huge unrecognised benefit to farmers, but some flooding is inevitable. This briefing note explains why and what mitigation measures have and can be put in place.