Case study:Albany Park

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Location: 51° 40' 5", -0° 1' 46"
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Project overview

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Status Planned
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Themes Fisheries, Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Social benefits, Urban
Country England
Main contact forename John
Main contact surname Bryden
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Contact organisation Environment Agency
Contact organisation web site http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency
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To re-establish natural geomorphological features within the Turkey Brook, including the creation of natural in-stream features, natural banks, wet berms, backwaters, fringing reed beds, emergent and aquatic vegetation and potentially wetland scrapes.
Natural Habitat creation with a focus towards habitat for fish, water voles and otters, also would have benefits for flood risk management, improved amenity and recreation and access to nature. Currently the Park is extremely low quality and the restoration of the river would significantly improve the facilities the park provides for local people. This park will be looked at by the Urban Pioneers (a project run by the Architecture Foundation), who will look at ways to improve the whole park as well as restoring the river.

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Thames
River basin London

Subcatchment

River name Cuffley Brook and Turkey Brook
Area category 10 - 100 km²
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category 100 - 200 m
Maximum altitude (m) 143
143 m
0.143 km
14,300 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Improved grassland
Waterbody ID GB106038033180



Site

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WFD water body codes GB106038033180
WFD (national) typology
WFD water body name Cuffley Brook and Turkey Brook
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Heavily modified water body No
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Protected species present No
Invasive species present No
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Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 500
500 m
0.5 km
50,000 cm
Project started
Works started 2008/01/01
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Funding sources 106 agreements, access to nature, Environment Agency, Community Infrastructure Levy

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure
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Measures

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Bank/bed modifications Creation of berms, Creation of backwaters
Floodplain / River corridor River naturalisation, Reedbed creation, Scrapes, Fish habitat restoration
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Social measures (incl. engagement) Recreation
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