Case study:2e Lower Woodsford River and Floodplain Enhancement
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- 1 Project overview
- 2 Image gallery
- 3 Catchment and subcatchment
- 4 Site
- 5 Project background
- 6 Reasons for river restoration
- 7 Measures
- 8 Monitoring
- 9 Additional documents and videos
- 10 Additional links and references
- 11 Supplementary Information
|Project web site|
|Themes||Fisheries, Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology, Land use management - agriculture, Land use management - forestry, Monitoring|
|Main contact forename||Aly|
|Main contact surname||Maxwell|
|Main contact user ID||User:Alymaxwell|
|Contact organisation||Environment Agency|
|Contact organisation web site|
|Partner organisations||Forestry Commission, Woodland Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust|
|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
encompassing the following
This is a river and floodplain project including 15ha of floodplain and 2kms of main river. Reaches of the River Frome have been improved through removing raised embankments and hard stone bank protection. This allows for natural river processes to occur and reconnects the river and floodplain during high flow events.
Existing floodplain ditches have been re-profiled improving their habitat value while others have been created in a network including new scrapes.
Over 22,000 trees were planted in the project area as part of the wider project utilising Forestry Commission funds through the English Woodland Grant Scheme.
Monitoring surveys and results
A monitoring Plan has been produced and a baseline of pre works data was collected. This includes biotype mapping, sediment sampling, electro fish survey, RHS Survey and fixed point photography
Applying an ecosystems approach form the start could have attracted more partners funds and benefits and avoided any negative impacts.
Catchment and subcatchment
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Other case studies in this subcatchment: Bockhampton Enhancement, Hurst Bridge (downstream), Louds Mill (Downstream)m Enhancement, Lower Bockhampton, Lower Woodsford, Martins River Island, Moreton Channel Gravel Reprofiling, North Channel Upper Reach, River Frome Rehabilitation Plan, Unit 1b - Long Bridge to Downstream of Louds Mill... further results
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos