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Protecting water from agricultural run-off: water retention measures (TIN099)

Guidance on various types of soft engineering works that can help retain agricultural run-off water and advises on how Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) can help fund these.

Year of Publication2011

Water retention measures protect watercourses from pollution and can help prevent flooding incidents and silt being deposited on roads and in ditches. They may also provide opportunities for wildlife. This note has been written for farmers and land management advisers. It provides guidance on various types of soft engineering works that can help retain water and advises on how Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) can help fund these.

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