Abram Flashes SSSI had a significant role in the amelioration and attentuation of flood events on Hey Brook. The benefit of any drainage scheme to the farmers owning land on the Abram Flashes SSSI would be minimal unless significant action was taken to prevent flooding during winter. This would involve some considerable cost to the farmer. The impact on the SSSI of proposed drainage schemes would involve a deterioration in water quality. Sampling indicated that water quality was declining generally in the Hey Brook, Abram Flash and Pennington Flash region.
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