Newton Beck Project A recently completed project in Lancaster on Newton Beck for the Lune Rivers Trust. We have built 3 checkdams to help slow the flow and beside the bottom dam there is an overflow for peak flood water. This leads via a meandering path into an attenuation area that will hold the peak flood water and let it flow slowly back to the main stream via 3 6inch corrugated pipes. This helps spread the peak of the flood over time, reducing the likelihood of Caton Road flooding. The bottom check dam was originally designed as a beaver analogue dam. Unfortunately it had to be altered to a more conventional check dam. The sides of this are built with living willow which will provide replacement material in the future.