Natural Flood Management (NFM)

The Don Catchment Rivers Trust uses a variety of approaches to tackling the challenges facing our rivers and the communities which surround them. Natural Flood Management (NFM) is one such technique which compliments traditional flood defences. It is based on the principle of working with nature to capture and slow the flow of storm water into the river network, reducing the risk of downstream flooding. NFM can also deliver many other benefits such as increasing drought resilience, providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality and capturing carbon.

Click the images below to look at our projects!

Slow the Flow to the Calow at Grassmoor Country Park

National Highways Little Don NFM Pilot

Rother Farm NFM

Holmebrook Valley Park

Newfield Spring Woods

Upper Rother NFM opportunity mapping with iCASP

Want to learn more about NFM? Our NFM officer Dr Debbie Coldwell explains how it works!


NFM at home

Interested in how you can help slow the flow at home? Take a look at our leaftet on water gardening below!

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In or near the Yorkshire region with an interest in NFM?

Have a look at the NFM community of practice! 

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