Case study:Design and Application of a Sustainable Soil Management Model for Orchard Crops in the Doñana National Park Area

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Project overview

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Status Complete
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Themes Environmental flows and water resources, Habitat and biodiversity, Social benefits, Water quality
Country Spain
Main contact forename José Fernando
Main contact surname Robles del Salto
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Contact organisation Asociación de Jóvenes Agricultores de Sevilla
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Human activities in the Guadiamar river basin have a negative effect on the conservation of this natural setting, the main tributary of the Doñana Natural Area. The olive tree is the main species cultivated. Agrochemicals and suspended matter reach the river through runoff and groundwater flow. The combination of inefficient farming techniques with terrain features contributing to increased erosion. The main objectives of this project are: Enhance the use of agricultural techniques that respect the environment; improve the sustainability of farms through the efficient use of land and water resources; reduce pollution of surface water and groundwater pollutants from agricultural activities; increase participation in conservation espacion Natura 2000 network. The project has a total budget of 789.693€ and is financed by LIFE project (394.797 €), Government of Andalusia and ASAJA (Association of Young Farmers of Seville).

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district C.H.Guadalquivir
River basin Guadalquivir

Subcatchment

River name Guadiamar
Area category
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category Less than 100 m
Maximum altitude (m) 2 m
0.002 km
200 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous, Silts and clays
Ecoregion Ibero-Macaronesian
Dominant land cover Wetland
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Other case studies in this subcatchment: Restoration of the marsh "Gallega"


Site

Name Doñana National Park Area
WFD water body codes
WFD (national) typology
WFD water body name
Pre-project morphology Sinuous
Reference morphology Sinuous
Desired post project morphology
Heavily modified water body
National/international site designation EU - Special Area of Conservation
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Protected species present
Invasive species present
Species of interest
Dominant hydrology
Dominant substrate Sand
River corridor land use
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Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 120000 m
120 km
12,000,000 cm
Project started 2001/07/01
Works started
Works completed 2004/06/01
Project completed
Total cost category 500 - 1000 k€
Total cost (k€) 789 k€
789,000 €
Benefit to cost ratio
Funding sources ASAJA, Government of Andalusia, EU LIFE Programme

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Investigation and design
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Works and works supervision ASAJA
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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Erosion
Hydromorphology Connection to groundwaters
Biology
Physico-chemical
Other reasons for the project Improving water quality


Measures

Structural measures
Bank/bed modifications
Floodplain / River corridor
Planform / Channel pattern
Other Improving water quality
Non-structural measures
Management interventions Create a dynamic model of active participation of farmers in land management
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Monitoring

Hydromorphological quality elements

Element When monitored Type of monitoring Control site used Result
Before measures After measures Qualitative Quantitative
Connection to groundwaters Yes Yes Yes Improvement

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Any other monitoring, e.g. social, economic

Element When monitored Type of monitoring Control site used Result
Before measures After measures Qualitative Quantitative
Erosion Yes Yes Yes Improvement


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