Approximately 26mm of rain fell over the weekend, directly onto our field, that equates to about 220 cubic metres of water. In addition, the feeding springs from Odd Down added to this. Of course all of this was absorbed by the field and its geology prevented this from joining the river system.
Green spaces with rough surface texture on the Bath hills are vital to prevent valley flooding and local contour flooding due to blocked or overwhelmed drainage systems. Autumn is especially difficult with leaves and foliage blocking drains.
Slowing water flow into the River Avon is key to preventing flooding and even small areas, when combined together can make a significant impact.