Case study:Ecological restoration of The Arboleda and the Meander of Santes Creus. Aiguamúrcia municipality (Alt Camp). Gaia River Basin

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Status Complete
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Country Spain
Main contact forename Marga
Main contact surname Manzano
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River basin district Pirineo Oriental
River basin Gaia

Subcatchment

River name Gaia
Area category
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Maximum altitude category 200 - 500 m
Maximum altitude (m) 314 m
0.314 km
31,400 cm
Dominant geology
Ecoregion Ibero-Macaronesian
Dominant land cover Extensive agriculture
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Name La Arboleda y Meandro de Santes Creus
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Pre-project morphology Sinuous
Reference morphology Sinuous
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Heavily modified water body
National/international site designation EU - Special Protected Area
Local/regional site designations Site of Community Importance
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Project started 2010/07/01
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Total cost category 1000 - 5000 k€
Total cost (k€) 43550 k€
43,550,000 €
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Funding sources ACA, Tarragona Provincial Government

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Investigation and design Consultores en Ciencies de la Conservació
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Reasons for river restoration

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Mitigation of a pressure
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Other reasons for the project Recreation, Community demand


Measures

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Bank/bed modifications Remove rip-rap, Bank stabilization
Floodplain / River corridor Removal of exotic plants
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Other Removal of rubbish
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