Case study:Crane Park

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Location: 51° 26' 36", -0° 22' 39"
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Project overview

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Status Planned
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Themes Habitat and biodiversity
Country England
Main contact forename Sarah
Main contact surname Woodcock
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Contact organisation
Contact organisation web site http://cranevalley.org.uk/
Partner organisations Crane Valley Partnership
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Water vole Capital Works (Survey and physical works); reedbed creation; tree work and coppicing; toe-board removal. BAP habitat creation and improvement in river marginal vegetation for water voles, birds, invertebrates and fish.

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Thames
River basin London

Subcatchment

River name Crane (including part of the Yeading Brook)
Area category 10 - 100 km²
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category Less than 100 m
Maximum altitude (m) 51
51 m
0.051 km
5,100 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Suburban
Waterbody ID GB106039023030



Other case studies in this subcatchment: Big Yellow, Cranford Park Phase 2, Hospital Bridge Road, Mill Road Weir, Re-connecting Meanders at Cranebank on the River Crane, The Mid River Crane - Aquatic Refuge Identification Plan


Site

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WFD water body codes GB106039023030
WFD (national) typology
WFD water body name Crane (including part of the Yeading 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

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Project started 2008/01/01
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Total cost category 10 - 50 k€
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Funding sources Biffaward secured, with potential for greatly increasing the scale of the project through an HLF bid - SEE BELOW

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure
Hydromorphology
Biology Fish, Invertebrates, Vertebrates
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Measures

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Bank/bed modifications
Floodplain / River corridor Reedbed creation, Tree management
Planform / Channel pattern
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