NORTHLINCS.COM - North Lincolnshire's Community Website Home Page
| Home | Forum - Message Boards  | Local Links Directory |

> Home > Alkborough >  Places > Alkborough Flats > 
Alkborough - North Lincolnshire
Alkborough Flats
Alkborough Flats is an area of low-lying arable farmland of nearly 4 km² situated at the "Confluence of the Rivers" where the Rivers Trent and Ouse join to form the Humber estuary. The land is now jointly owned by the UK's Environment Agency and English Nature. Flood defences which were built in the 1950s to protect the area are being breached to allow water to reclaim the land at high tide and in times of flooding. The project will create 2 km² of new intertidal habitat in the inner part of the Humber estuary. The new grassland will be managed to encourage biodiversity, with reedbeds, lagoons and grazing areas.

Alkborough Flats is the first coastal realignment site to be developed as part of the Humber Shoreline Management Plan. This "managed retreat" strategy should lessen the risks of flooding in low-lying towns along the Ouse and Trent by realigning existing flood defences to create compensatory intertidal habitat around the estuary.

| Top |

© Copyright 2003 - 2006 / HUB Computer Services

| Services  |  About Us | Contact Us | Terms of Site | Copyright Notice | Help | HUB Computer Services |