Case study:Kleine Aa, traject Smalwater Noord
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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||http://http://www.esschestroom.nl/index.php?pid=7&info=7|
|Themes||Habitat and biodiversity, Spatial planning|
|Main contact forename||Michele|
|Main contact surname||Berg|
|Main contact user ID|
|Contact organisation||Dienst Landelijk Gebied|
|Contact organisation web site||http://www.dommel.nl/algemene onderdelen/english|
|Partner organisations||Waterboard De Dommel, Stichting Brabants Landschap|
|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
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Waterboard De Dommel in cooperation with Foundation Brabants Landschap (Brabant Landscape) have restored the watercourse Kleine Aa (Small Aa) to improve landscape and ecological values.
The southern portion of this stream was restored some years ago, and in September 2011 the northern part, the area between the railway Boxtel - Tilburg and the outlet in the Essche Stream, was restored. At the moment the project Kleine Aa in the final stages of completion as the second fish passage is contstructed downstream. The work will probably be completed by summer 2013.
Between Kapelweg and Helweg in Boxtel, the stream is restored over a length of 1.5 km. The result is a natural, narrow, brook that winds its way through the landscape. Two fish passage allow fish like the Bitter Roach, Chub and Ide, to swim again between the Essche stroom and the Beerze, at the spot where dams previously prevented this.
The use of rubble in this fishways improves the habitat of protected bullhead. Also amphibians will be more at home in the area thanks to the pools on the banks of the stream. The scenery along the water is varied, with flowery meadows, willows and elms.
A hiking trail now also allows hikers to explore the area, crossing the stream at a location where a crossing was historically.
Monitoring surveys and results
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