Case study:Ladywell Fields to Cornmill Gardens

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Location: 51° 27' 25", -0° 1' 4"
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Project overview

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Status Planned
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Themes Fisheries, Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Social benefits
Country England
Main contact forename Dave
Main contact surname Webb
Main contact user ID
Contact organisation Environment Agency
Contact organisation web site http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency
Partner organisations This section falls within the Ravensbourne Water Link Way within the East London Green Grid., Falls within the Ravensbourne Corridor Improvement Plan.
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Channel enhancements, including low flow meanders; marginal planting; restore pools and riffles; remove concrete bank; re-meandering; establish waterway link footpath. Channel uniform with concrete bed and bank. Parts of this section run through public open space but some section have development at the river edge.

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Thames
River basin London

Subcatchment

River name Ravensbourne (Catford to Deptford)
Area category 100 - 1000 km²
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category 100 - 200 m
Maximum altitude (m) 132
132 m
0.132 km
13,200 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Urban
Waterbody ID GB106039023270



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WFD water body codes GB106039023270
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WFD water body name Ravensbourne (Catford to Deptford)
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Invasive species present No
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Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 780 m
0.78 km
78,000 cm
Project started 2008/01/01
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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Riparian development
Hydromorphology
Biology
Physico-chemical
Other reasons for the project Recreation


Measures

Structural measures
Bank/bed modifications Bank reprofiling, Removing of concrete structures
Floodplain / River corridor
Planform / Channel pattern Creation of meanders, Creation of pools and riffles, Tree management
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Social measures (incl. engagement) Improved public access
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