Case study:Hoveton Wetlands Restoration Project
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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||Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology, Water quality|
|Main contact forename||Rory|
|Main contact surname||Sanderson|
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Hoveton Great Broad is situated between the villages of Hoveton and Horning, immediately adjacent to the River Bure in the heart of the Broads. It is designated under the Habitats and Birds Directives and the RAMSCAR Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. The lake has poor plant growth and excessive sediment deposits. This acts as a source of phosphorus which causes algal growth and poor ecology. The quality of the river water has improved over recent years and is now able to support the lake restoration. None of the 21 lakes in the Broadland catchment meet good WFD status. This project will help inform future lake measures in this internationally important wetland.
Monitoring surveys and results
Technically robust information will be available to inform the Hoveton Wetlands Restoration Project, increased understanding of the wider implications of the project on Broad fisheries status as a whole. Benefits include angler participation and support for the restoration projects. The objectives are to significantly improve the condition of the lake by creating clear water conditions in which a variety of plants and animals thrive. NE are leading on an ambitious £4.5m project funded by LIFE+ and Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake sediment removal and biomanipulation of the fish populations with the aim of resorting the lake to good status including for fish. Our aim is to support our partners in this project, add to our understanding of Broadland fisheries, and shallow lake restoration measures.
We can provide data to NE to support and inform restoration works. We will continue to work with partners to improve WFD status.
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