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Leeds Road Water Level Monitor
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
02 July 2021
An NFM project on Backstone Beck in Ilkley will begin in 2019. This approach to managing flood risk is also referred to as 'Working with Natural Processes' (WwNP). The two terms mean the same thing however; NFM is often used to refer to land management, planting and creating structures using natural materials but does not exclude the use of engineered solutions.
Although the measures vary in approach and scale, the underlying idea is to slow, store and filter water to reduce flood peaks and limit damage. The project will engage with residents, businesses, schools and local groups in Ilkley, particularly those living or working within the Backstone Beck catchment.
Backstone Beck Natural Flood Management monitoring at 3 locations:
• Ilkley Moor since 2nd September 2019.
• Sacred Heartsince 10th of October 2019.
• Leeds Road since 2nd September 2019.
Water levels measured at all sites using Impress 4-20mA pressure sensors in conjunction with Hydro-Logic Flexi-Logger 100 data loggers housed within secure Flexi-Logger 100 enclosures.