Around 20 farmers attended the event at Birse Hall to hear about how flooding has impacted on a local farming business, discuss soil and forage analysis from the flooded areas and think about future efforts to limit flooding damage.
Three speakers provided talks on flood plain management, compaction and drainage issues, and how planting woodland can help with flood prevention. All talks were well received and created discussion within the group on possible options.
The group were then taken down to the River Dee to look at the damage from the flooding and, with SEPA in attendance, had a discussion on the works that could be carried out to help with future flooding problems. This generated good discussion within the group and a lot of good questions posed to SEPA.
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