Case study:Adams Mill enhancements
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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|
|Main contact forename||Rob|
|Main contact surname||Clapham|
|Main contact user ID|
|Contact organisation||Environment Agency|
|Contact organisation web site|
|Partner organisations||Milton Keynes Angling Association, Woodland Trust|
|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
encompassing the following
Site is location of a historically successful Barbel fishery. Recent deterioration has been noted by EA and Anglers at this location. Surveys have shown that the decline is likely to be a result of increased sediment load from collapsed banks undermined by signal crayfish activity, along with historic modifications that have reduced the natural resilience of the river.
Measures undertaken and planned at this site include:
- Tree planting (started April 2014) 50 Willow whips planted in margins of river.
- Further tree planting (Completed in Feb 2015) 100 Alder, 50 Hawthorn, 25 Oak, 25 Maple and other species, to be planted along this section of river with support from Woodlands Trust.
- Bank stabilization( October 2014) 2 sections of bank stabilazation completed using brushwood bundles, staked into bank.
- Riffle enhancement(started October 2014) 1 riffle enhancement installed in October 2014. (2 Poplar logs staked and tied with fencing wire). 1 riffle ehancement installed in additional location in Feb 2015 (5 Poplar logs 2-4 m in length secured with 20mm re-bar. Logs to be in alternating orientations to maximise variation in scour patterns).
- Channel narrowing (expected 2015)
All work undertaken by Environment Agency with assistance from local volunteers.
Monitoring surveys and results
Location of riffle enhancement 1 is existing WFD monitoring site for fish. Pre- and post-enhancement survey data will be available.
Catchment and subcatchment
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Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos