Case study:Delivering Multiple Benefits for Water on Foston Brook

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Project overview

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Status In progress
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Themes Land use management - agriculture, Water quality
Country England
Main contact forename Julie
Main contact surname Wozniczka
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Contact organisation Trent Rivers Trust
Contact organisation web site http://www.trentriverstrust.org/site/
Partner organisations National Farmers Union, Environment Agency, Rivers Trust, Derbyshire County Council
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Project summary

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Funded through the Dove Catchment Partnership, this project is delivering multiple benefits by working with farmers in one particular water body, Foston Brook and its tributaries which include Cubley and Bentley Brooks:

  Farm advice and capital works such as fencing and drinking areas to reduce Phosphate
  Monitoring for metaldehyde for the water company
  One fencing project is also designed to reduce the risk of the brook eroding to an A road and has the support of the Local Authority Highways team.

Careful mapping and analysis of the issues led to targeted actions.

Monitoring surveys and results

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Spot sampling for phosphate at 8 points through the Foston Brook catchment on 3 occasions Metaldehyde testing in the lower, arable part of the catchment. With support from the Rivers Trust we also used 'Farmscoper' to find out which actions would have the greatest impact on phosphate levels and used this to make a bespoke leaflet for farmers.

We had hoped to be able to impact on localised flooding issues in the village of Scropton and although our work should have generally a positive influence the effects will be too diffuse to demonstrate in terms of flooding, and a more local capital solution is being considered by the Lead Flood Authority.

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Catchment and subcatchment



Site

Name Foston Brook
WFD water body codes GB104028052460
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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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River corridor land use Agricultural - pastures upper reaches and arable in lower reaches.
Average bankfull channel width category 2 - 5 m
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Average bankfull channel depth category Less than 0.5 m
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Project background

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Project started 2015/06/30
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Total cost category 10 - 50 k€
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Funding sources Catchment Partnership Action Fund

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure
Hydromorphology Overall status Poor with macrophytes and phosphates poor and fish moderate
Biology Macrophytes
Physico-chemical phosphate
Other reasons for the project improve drinking water quality - monitor metaldehyde


Measures

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Bank/bed modifications Fenced off riverbank
Floodplain / River corridor
Planform / Channel pattern
Other Hardened crossing points, drinking bays
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Management interventions Farm advice and plans
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