Case study:Day Brook Rain Gardens
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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||http://www.susdrain.org/case-studies/case_studies/nottingham_green_streets_retrofit_rain_garden_project.html|
|Themes||Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Monitoring, Social benefits, Urban|
|Main contact forename||John|
|Main contact surname||Brewington|
|Main contact user ID||User:John Brewington|
|Contact organisation||Environment Agency|
|Contact organisation web site||http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk|
|Partner organisations||Groundwork Greater Nottingham, Nottingham City Council, Severn Trent Water|
|Parent multi-site project|
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encompassing the following
This pilot retrofit SuDS project was a result of collaboration between the Environment Agency, Nottingham City Council, Groundwork Greater Nottingham and Severn Trent Water. The construction phase was completed in May 2013.
The scheme was designed to achieve the following objectives;
•Document and evaluate the design and construction of a series of rain gardens within an existing highway setting. •Maximise surface water interception, attenuation and infiltration. •Test the effectiveness of rain gardens in managing surface water from the public highway. •Encourage participation from local residents in the design and future management of the rain gardens. •Evaluate the effectiveness of the scheme as an engagement tool around the sources of urban diffuse pollution and flood risk. •Highlight the role that retrofit SuDS can play in improving the quality and reducing the volume of surface water flowing to urban watercourses.
Increase community awareness of urban catchment challenges.
Monitoring surveys and results
For evaluation including results of resident acceptance survey and data of rain garden hydrological performance see http://www.susdrain.org/case-studies/case_studies/nottingham_green_streets_retrofit_rain_garden_project.html
The following challenges were managed during the project;
•Limited time to design and construct the scheme. •Varying support for the scheme amongst residents and general lack of understanding of how surface water contributes to flooding and poor water quality. •Safety concerns – residents and safety audit helped refine rain garden design.
Catchment and subcatchment
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Other case studies in this subcatchment: Day Brook Restoration - Gedling
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos