Case study:Bathgate Watercourse Restoration Project
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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||Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology, Social benefits, Spatial planning, Urban|
|Main contact forename||Alison|
|Main contact surname||Baker|
|Main contact user ID||User:Forth Fisheries Trust|
|Contact organisation||River Forth Fisheries Trust|
|Contact organisation web site||http://www.fishforth.co.uk/rfft|
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| This is a parent project
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This project aims to improve the morphology, biodiversity and flood risk management of the Boghead, Bog Burn and Logie Waters which are tributary of the River Avon (Falkirk) which run through Bathgate, West Lothian. The watercourses are currently categorised as Bad for morphology under RBMP and have multiple other issues including fish passage (being addressed separately) as well as flood and amenity issues. This project therefore brings together SEPA, West Lothian Council, Forth Fisheries Trust and the local community to improve the water course.
The project is currently at scoping stage to assess the works required. it is likely that the works will be delivered with a mixture of engineered and low tech solutions.
Part of this work is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Almond Avon Reconnection Programme.
Now part of the RiverLife: Almond & Avon project. Two sections involve remeandering the channel and one includes instream woody debris and berms.
Works have been put on hold due to land contamination, although designs are complete and we are hopeful that works will start later in the year.
The RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project is a Scottish Government, SEPA, West Lothian and City of Edingburgh Councils and Heritage Lottery Funded collaborative project managed by the River Forth Fisheries Trust and includes multiple capital projects including the Bathgate Water, Easement of 7 barriers on the Almond, works on the Upper Avon and Killandean. The project is planned to continue from Summer 2016 to Summer 2020.
Monitoring surveys and results
This project will be monitored by electrofishing, habitat and fluvial as well as invertebrate counts.
Catchment and subcatchment
Select a catchment/subcatchment
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos