Case study:"Rio Verde II". Restoration of riparian forest and the rivers Llobregat and Cardener

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Project overview

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Status Complete
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Themes Environmental flows and water resources, Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology
Country Spain
Main contact forename Noemi
Main contact surname Fosas i Ferrer
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Contact organisation Bages Regional Council
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The Bages County Council is carrying out the project Green River II. Restoration of riparian forest and the rivers Llobregat and Cardener, which provides for actions in 8 areas of activity, among which is the area's Corbatera. The area includes the banks of the Llobregat River from the dam to the confluence with the Corbatera and Gavarresa stream (municipal Salient). The Green River II project is the result of collaboration of different authorities: the Bages County Council, the Catalan Water Agency, the Province of Barcelona and the 8 municipalities of Bages involved in the action. The planned investment in this area is 497.000€.

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Llobregat river banks
Llobregat river banks
Llobregat river banks
Banks before the performance in Sant Fruitós
Banks after the performance in Sant Fruitós
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Catchment and subcatchment

Subcatchment:Cardener Other case studies in this subcatchment: "Rio Verde II". Restoration of riparian forest and the rivers Llobregat and Cardener


Site

Name Ríos Llobregat y Cardener en la comarca del Bages
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Pre-project morphology Sinuous
Reference morphology Sinuous
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Heavily modified water body
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Project background

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Project started 2006/01/01
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Works completed 2007/01/01
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Total cost category 100 - 500 k€
Total cost (k€) 497 k€
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Funding sources ACA, Bages Regional Council

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure
Hydromorphology Channel pattern/planform, Structure & condition of riparian zones
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Measures

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Bank/bed modifications Revetmens with local species, Bank stabilisation, New bioengineering elements in order to stabilize slope banks
Floodplain / River corridor Riparian planting
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http://www.cabrianes.org/02.php
http://www.cabrianes.org/planol ambits actuacio.pdf Localization map

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