Tyler Ludens wrote:Here's that video: https://vimeo.com/168769028
I wanted it to have a lot more detail about the structures they built to deflect and slow the floodwater. It looks like they are very strong constructions of wood and/or wire and stone.
Natasha Abrahams wrote:If your neighbours have similar problems perhaps you could club together and have the river dredged? It sounds to me like it could well be topsoil runoff from higher up that is causing your problem so hauling up the rich silt from the riverbed and using it to raise the level of your land could prove a win/win.
Also I would be curious to hear what your waterside plantings look like. Willows are indeed great for situations like these and as you do some research there are probably other trees that would grow practically in the water if given a chance. Because while a sudden flood is dangerous it seems to me your deeper problem is damp ground which is never healthy for humans. Eucalyptus is a terrible invader here in our dry country but I have heard that parts of Australia would be uninhabitable without it.