Following the terrible floods in the North over Christmas and New Year, it has become clear that more must be done.
Although arguably the worst of the floods occurred in Cumbria, around 80 properties in Wyre were flooded in St Michael’s, Churchtown and Garstang, according to information from Wyre Council.
The cause? Extremely heavy rainfall causing rivers throughout the region to overflow, affecting the banks of the River Brock.
The River Wyre flows into St Michael’s before splitting into two—the continued River Wyre to the North and the River Brock to the South.
As the team at Natural Energy Wyre has been tirelessly campaigning, the Wyre Eco-THEP (Tidal Hydro Energy Plant) can do more than simply generate clean, renewable energy. It will also provide vital flood defence management through its control of the tidal flow. This will protect flood plains and may prove beneficial in future occurrences of similarly heavy rainfall.
For more information on the benefits of the Wyre Eco-THEP project, please view our aims, and explore why we are so invested in tidal energy.