Case study:Delivering Multiple Benefits for Water on Foston Brook
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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||Land use management - agriculture, Water quality|
|Main contact forename||Julie|
|Main contact surname||Wozniczka|
|Main contact user ID|
|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|
|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
encompassing the following
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
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.
We have yet to review the lessons learnt.
Catchment and subcatchment
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos