Water Level Management
is confined to the low lying parts of the country where the ground levels and channel gradients enables the control of water levels to be exercised through the use of pumping stations, sluices etc. and channels providing both conveyance and water storage. Control of water levels in such areas is essential to sustain land use be it developed, conveying services, infrastructure or agricultural production.
Water Level Management also enables conditions to prevail which support the aquatic environment, indeed many national and international designated sites are wholly dependent upon such water level control to sustain these important habitats.
On any significant scale these operations are carried out by public bodies in particular the Internal Drainage Boards (IDB's) and the Environment Agency, Regional Flood & Coastal Committees.
Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) For RFCC's click here