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The Board maintains 260 miles of watercourses………….

…………….19 pumping stations and numerous structures, including  tidal outfall structures.

We call all of these things ‘Assets’ and aim to carry out some form of maintenance on them all at least once a year unless the watercourse is culverted (piped) or we can not access it due to inappropriate development of unlawful activities.

We also maintain 15 miles of main river and the Humber Tidal Defences between Melton and North Yorkshire on behalf of the Environment Agency, we carry out works on these assets 3 times a year.

Watercourse Maintenance

Watercourse Maintenance activities include:

– Tractor Flail Mowing (Grass cutting the banks)

– Weed Control (Moving weed from the channel of the watercourse

– Silt Removal (AKA Sludging – Removing excess silt from the channel of the watercourse)

– Regrading (Pulling back slipped banks to their design profile)

– Stabilsation Works (Piling or other structural works)

Pumping Station Maintenance

Pumping Station Maintenance activities include:

– Regular servicing

– Screen clearance

– Repair and replacement of moving parts

– Security of buildings

Maps & Definitive Map Consultation (6 Weeks)

Below you will find an interactive map of the watercourses that the Drainage Board maintains (shown in red) along with main rivers (shown in blue).

This is the first published maintenance map for the Board.

We would like to welcome any comments on its accuracy before the 7th November 2018. We would welcome any submissions by email or post or in person (by appointment).

Members of the public may request that watercourses are added to the maintenance maps or removed from the map.

Based on submissions and survey works, officers will make a recommendation to the Board on the adoption of ae definitive map for the Ouse and Humber Drainage Board District. This map will then form the basis of our future maintenance activities.