Case study:Guash Habitat Restoration Project (Phase 1 and 2)
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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||Environmental flows and water resources, Fisheries, Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology, Water quality|
|Main contact forename||Joshua|
|Main contact surname||Robins|
|Main contact user ID||User:JoshRRC|
|Contact organisation||River Restoration Centre; Guash Fishing Club|
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|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
encompassing the following
This project was undertaken by the Guash Fishing Club following a report from the Wild Trout Trust. The project has been split into two phases which concentrated on a stretch of the the River Guash between Tolethorpe and Ryhall Rutland. Issues with the stretch included slow velocities, partially blocked channels and a lack of light. The aims and objectives of the project were:
- To allow more light in.
- Remove fallen trees which were obstructing the flow.
- Improve the general flow of the water.
- Create a better environment for fish spawning.
To succeed in reaching these aims and objectives cheap but effective measures were used. The tree canopy was opened up to allow more light into the channel and large branches which were partially blocking the flow were removed. To improve the flow of the water, wooden deflectors were created to narrow the channel and generate more varied flows for fish. As well as this, gravel and silts were deposited to create a better environment for fish spawning.
Monitoring surveys and results
Following the implementations, the river seems more biologically active with greater fish populations. The flow of the channel is also greatly improved and the issues of slow velocities and silting-up of the channel are no longer present.
Catchment and subcatchment
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Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos