Case study:Day Brook Restoration - Gedling
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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
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|Themes||Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, 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, Environment Agency, Nottinghamshire County Council, Gedling Borough Council|
|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
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This project restored natural features to a section of the Day Brook as it flows through a small park on the outskirts of Nottingham city.
The brook was moved from the existing heavily modified and shaded channel into a more natural course. Brook length has been increased with the introduction of meanders along with shallower, soft banks and variation in flow and bed conditions. We aim to improve water quality through the planting of marginal vegetation and the creation of a reed bed at the outfall of a surface water sewer.
With the material produced from the channel excavations, a shallow bund has been constructed to retain flood waters within the park in order to help reduce flooding of downstream properties.
In an effort to raise awareness of the watercourse and to create a more attractive park environment, 2 new bridges now take an existing path over the new brook channel.
This part of the brook is one of the few sections not within a culvert as it flows through Gedling Borough. Downstream the brook mostly flows within a heavily modified channel and the entire length is subject to pollution from diffuse, urban sources.
This project is a sister project to the Day Brook rain gardens - http://restorerivers.eu/wiki/index.php?title=Case_study%3ADay_Brook_Rain_Gardens
Restoration work commenced in February 2014 and was completed in May 2014.
Photos of the works are available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/environment-agency/sets/72157644692138259/?view=sq.
Increase community awareness of urban catchment challenges.
Monitoring surveys and results
Catchment and subcatchment
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Other case studies in this subcatchment: Day Brook Rain Gardens
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos