Case study:Logie Burn Restoration Project

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Location: 57° 5' 48", -2° 55' 20"
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Project overview

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Status Complete
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Themes Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology, Monitoring, Water quality
Country Scotland
Main contact forename Estelle
Main contact surname Gill
Main contact user ID
Contact organisation Scottish Natural Heritage
Contact organisation web site http://www.snh.gov.uk/
Partner organisations SEPA
Parent multi-site project
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encompassing the following
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The Logie Burn before (left; upstream end of first meander looking downstream) and after (right; same section of first meander)

Project summary

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The Logie Burn is graded as poor for its ecological status due to diffuse sediment and nutrient inputs in addition to morphological alteration. These issues are related to agricultural and drainage improvement over many decades that have also led to a deterioration of water quality in Loch Davan into which the Logie Burn flows.

During the 1960s, two meanders in a lower part of the channel were cut-off through the creation of a straight 187 m reach leading to a localised loss of morphological and habitat diversity. The restoration project aimed to re-connect the two old meanders that had filled in with fine sediment and organic material but which essentially remained intact. The primary purposes of the re-connection were to restore morphology, improve habitat quality in the National Nature Reserve, improve water quality and reduce sedimentation in Loch Davan, enhance riparian habitat diversity and demonstrate this meander restoration to river managers. It is expected that the reconnected meanders and newly created backwaters will help to capture nutrient rich fine sediment and in turn reduce its transfer into Loch Davan.

A monitoring program conducted by the James Hutton Institute, commenced in July 2011 to assess how the morphology, habitat, phosphorous storage and the flood attenuation capacity of the reach change over time. Topographical and sedimentary surveys were undertaken before and after the re-connection and will be repeated annually. In addition, stream flow is being continuously monitored to allow assessment of the flood attenuation capacity and to help understand the morphological changes observed. In 2012, a control reach upstream was established to facilitate comparison of changes in the impact (re-meandered) reach with those that occur within the existing, degraded stream.

The primary funder for the project was the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). If you are interested in applying for funding to deliver other projects in Scotland, visit SEPA's Water Environment Fund webpage (http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/water_environment_fund.aspx). The River Restoration Centre would like to thank Estelle Gill and Stephen Addy, from Scottish Natural Heritage and The James Hutton Institute respectively, for providing the information and photographs for this case study.

Monitoring surveys and results

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The first three years of monitoring are published in the following journal article:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857419300370

The data from this study are available from PANGAEA:

https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.898301

Monitoring work funded by the Scottish Government (RESAS) at the site is ongoing to give a long term (10 years) assessment of the project.

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Scotland RBD
River basin Dee (Scotland)

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Site

Name Logie Burn
WFD water body codes 23372
WFD (national) typology Mid-altitude, Small, Calcareous
WFD water body name Logie Burn / Loch Davan
Pre-project morphology Straightened, Single channel
Reference morphology Low gradient passively meandering, Single channel
Desired post project morphology
Heavily modified water body No
National/international site designation allowed values]] for the "Site designation" property.">
"UK - National Parks, Special Area of Conservation" is not in the list (All - multiple designations across the site, International - Biosphere Reserves, International - Geoparks, International - RAMSAR site, International - World Heritage Site, EU - Biogenetic Reserves Network, EU - European Diploma Site, EU - Special Area of Conservation, EU - Special Protected Area, EU - WFD protected area (drinking water, shellfish etc.), Albania - Monument Natyre, Albania - Park Kombetar, Albania - Pejsazh i Mbrojtur, Albania - rezerve e Burimeve te, Albania - Rezerve Natyrore e Me, Albania - Zone Strikte e Mbrojt, Austria - Auwaldschutz, Austria - Bruch- und Galeriewälder, Austria - Ex-lege-Schutz Wald und Wiesengürtel, Austria - Feuchtgebietsschutz, Austria - Geschützte Naturgebilde von örtlicher Bedeutung, Austria - Geschützter Landschaftsteil, Austria - Geschützter Lebensraum, Austria - Landschaftsschutzgebiet, Austria - Magerwiesen, Austria - Nationalpark, Austria - Naturdenkmal, Austria - Naturhöhlen, Austria - Naturpark, Austria - Naturschutzgebiet, Austria - Ökologische Entwicklungsfläche, Austria - Pflanzenschutzgebiet, Austria - Ruhegebiet, Austria - Schutz fließender Gewässer (einschließlich Uferbereich), Austria - Schutz stehender Gewässer (einschließlich Uferbereich), Austria - Seen, Austria - Sonstige Landschaftsteile, Austria - Sümpfe und Quellfluren, Belgium - Beschermd duingebied, Belgium - Erkend boserervaat, Belgium - Forêt certifiée, Belgium - Openbaar bos, Belgium - Réserve Forestière / Bosreservaat, Belgium - Réserve naturelle agréée / Erkend natuurreservaat, Belgium - Réserve naturelle domaniale, Belgium - Site naturel d'interêt scientifique, Belgium - Vlaams natuurreservaat, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Nacionalni park, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Rezervati prirodnih predjela, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Specijalni rezervati, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Spomenici prirode, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Strogi prirodni rezervat, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Upravljani prirodni rezervat, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Zašticena prirodna podrucja, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Zasticeni pejzaž, Bulgaria - Darzhavni Lovni Stopanstva, Bulgaria - Nacionalen Park, Bulgaria - Poddarzhan Rezarvat, Bulgaria - Priroden Park, Bulgaria - Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost, Bulgaria - Rezervat, Bulgaria - Zashtitena Mestnost, Channel Islands - Special Area, Croatia - Nacionalni park, Croatia - Park prirode, Croatia - Park šuma, Croatia - Posebni rezervat, Croatia - Regionalni park, Croatia - Spomenih parkovne arhitekture, Croatia - Spomenik prirode, Croatia - Strogi rezervat, Croatia - Znacajni krajobraz, Cyprus - Game Reserve ("Hunting Preserve"), Cyprus - Marine Reserve, Cyprus - Milli Park, Cyprus - National Forest Park, Cyprus - Nature Reserve, Czech Republic - Chránená krajinná oblast (CHKO), Czech Republic - jeskyne, Czech Republic - Národní park, Czech Republic - Národní prírodní památka (NPP), Czech Republic - Národní prírodní rezervace (NPR), Czech Republic - Prírodní památka (PP), Czech Republic - prírodní park, Czech Republic - Prírodní rezervace (PR), Czech Republic - územní systémy ekologické stability, Czech Republic - Významný krajinný prvek, Denmark - §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv), Denmark - Å- og søbeskyttelseslinier, Denmark - Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser, Denmark - Fredskovsarealer - flersidig skovdrift, Denmark - National Park, Denmark - Natur- og vildtreservater (inkl. statsejede arealer til havs), Denmark - Nature Reserve, Estonia - Kaitstav looduse üksikobjekt, Estonia - Koelmuala, Estonia - Kohaliku omavalitsuse tasandil kaitstav loodusobjekt, Estonia - Kohaliku omavalitsuse tasandil kaitstava loodusobjekti piiranguvöönd, Estonia - Looduskaitseala, Estonia - Maastikukaitseala, Estonia - Püsielupaik, Estonia - Rahvuspargi, Estonia - Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik, Finland - Erityisesti suojeltavan lajin esiintymispaikka, Finland - Kansallispuisto, Finland - Lehtojensuojelualue, Finland - Luonnonmuistomerkki valtion maalla, Finland - Luonnonpuisto, Finland - Soidensuojelualue, Finland - Suojeltu luontotyyppi, Finland - Valtion luonnonsuojelualue, Finland - Vanhojen metsien suojelualue, France - Arrêté Préfectoral de protection de Biotope, France - Parc National, France - Réserve Biologique, France - Réserve Nationale de Chasse et de Faune Sauvage, France - Réserve Naturelle, Georgia - Hunting Reserve, Georgia - National Park, Georgia - Nature Reserve, Georgia - Protected Forest, Georgia - Zakaznik, Germany - Flächenhaftes Naturdenkmal, Germany - Geschütztes Landschaftsbestandteil, Germany - Landschaftschutzgebiet, Germany - Nationalpark, Germany - Naturpark, Germany - Naturschutzgebiet, Greece - Aisthitiko dasos, Greece - Diatiriteo mnimeio tis fysis, Greece - Ethniko Parko, Greece - Ethniko Thalassio Parko, Greece - Ethnikos Drymos (perifereiaki zoni), Greece - Ethnikos Drymos (pirinas), Greece - Katafygio Agrias Zois, Greece - Periochi prostasias tis fysis, Greece - Periohi Oikoanaptyxis, Hungry - Barlang, Hungry - Erdõrezervátum, Hungry - Natúrpark, Hungry - Nemzeti Park, Hungry - Tajvédelmi Körzet, Hungry - Természeti emlék, Hungry - Természetvédelmi Terület, Ireland - National Nature Reserve, Ireland - National Park, Ireland - Natural Heritage Area, Ireland - No shooting area (Wildfowl Sanctuary), Ireland - Refuge for Fauna, Ireland - Refuge for Flora, Italy - Area Naturale Marina di interesse internazionale, Italy - Bosco da seme, Italy - Monumenti naturali, Italy - Parco naturale interregionale, Italy - Parco naturale regionale/provinciale, Italy - Parco Nazionale, Italy - Riserva Naturale Marina e Aree Naturali Marine Protette, Italy - Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale, Italy - Riserva Naturale Statale, Italy - Siti di Importanza Comunitaria, Luxembourg - Parc Naturel, Luxembourg - Zones protégées d'importance communale, Luxembourg - Zones protégées d'intérêt national - Paysage Protégé, Luxembourg - Zones protégées d'intérêt national - Réserve forestière intégrale, Macedonia - Nacionalen Park, Macedonia - Park na prirodata, Macedonia - Povekenamensko podracje, Macedonia - Spomenik na prirodata, Macedonia - Strog priroden rezervat, Macedonia - Zastiten predel, Netherlands - Natuurbeschermingswet, Norway - Biotopvern etter viltloven, Norway - Botanisk/Zoologisk artsfredning, Norway - Dyrefrednings-/Plantefredningsområde, Norway - Dyrefredningsområde, Norway - Dyrelivsfredning, Norway - Landskapsvernområde, Norway - Midlertidig vern, Norway - Nasjonalpark, Norway - Naturminne, Norway - Naturreservat, Norway - Plantefredningsområde, Norway - Plantelivsfredning, Poland - Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu, Poland - Park Krajobrazowy, Poland - Park Narodowy, Poland - Pomnik Przyrody, Poland - Rezerwat Przyrody, Poland - Stanowiska Dokumentacyjne, Poland - Uzytki Ekologiczne, Poland - Zespoly Przyrodniczo-Krajobrazowe, Portugal - Área Ornitológica a Recuperar, Portugal - Área Protegida de Gestão de Recursos, Portugal - Área Protegida para a Gestão de Habitats ou Espécies, Portugal - Monumento Natural, Portugal - Paisagem Protegida, Portugal - Parque Nacional, Portugal - Parque Natural, Portugal - Refúgio Ornitológico, Portugal - Reserva Botânica, Portugal - Reserva de Recreio e Montanha, Portugal - Reserva Geológica e de Vegetação, Portugal - Reserva Integral, Portugal - Reserva Natural, Portugal - Reserva Zoológica, Portugal - Sítio Classificado, Portugal - Zona de Repouso e Silêncio, Romania - Monument al naturii, Romania - Parc national, Romania - Parc natural, Romania - Rezervatie naturala, Romania - Rezervatie stiintifica, Romania - Zone de Conservare Speciala, Serbia - Nacionalni park, Serbia - Park prirode, Serbia - Podrucje od kulturnog i istorijskog znacaja, Serbia - Predeli izuzetnih odlika, Serbia - Regionalni park prirode, Serbia - Rezervat prirode, Serbia - Spomenik prirode, Slovenia - ekološko pomembno obmocje, Slovenia - krajinski park, Slovenia - naravni rezervat, Slovenia - naravni spomenik, Slovenia - narodni park, Slovenia - posebno varstveno obmocje, Slovenia - regijski park, Slovenia - spomenik oblikovane narave, Slovenia - strogi naravni rezervat, Spain - Árbol Singular, Spain - Área Natural Recreativa, Spain - Bitopo Protegido, Spain - Cuevas, Spain - Enclave Natural, Spain - Espacio Natural Protegido, Spain - Humedal Protegido, Spain - Microrreserva, Spain - Monumento Natural, Spain - Paraje Pintoresco, Spain - Parque Periurbano, Spain - Parque Rural, Spain - Reserva de Fauna, Spain - Reserva Fluvial, Spain - Reserva Natural, Spain - Sitio de Interés Científico / Lugar de Interés Científico, Spain - Sitio Natural de Interés Nacional, Spain - Zona de Interes Regional, Spain - Zonas Húmedas, Sweden - Area of National Importance, Sweden - Biotopskyddsområde, Sweden - Djur- och växtskyddsområde, Sweden - Hunting Reserve, Sweden - Nationalpark, Sweden - Naturminne, Sweden - Naturreservat, Sweden - Naturvårdsområde, Sweden - Reserves of the former State Forest, Sweden - Samrådsområde, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Auengebiete von nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der eidgenösischen Jagdbanngebiete, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Landschaften und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN), Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Moorlandschaften von besonderer Schönheit und von nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Wasser- und Zugvogelreservate vin internationaler und nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Kantonale Naturschutzgebiete, Switzerland - Kommunale Naturschutzgebiete, Switzerland - Schweizerischer Nationalpark, UK - Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, UK - Areas of Special Protection, UK - Country Parks, UK - Forest Parks, UK - Geological Conservation Review sites, UK - Heritage Coasts, UK - Limestone Pavement Orders, UK - Local Nature Reserve, UK - National Nature Reserves, UK - National Parks, UK - Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites, UK - Site of Special Scientific Interest, UK - Wildlife Sites, UK - Woodland Parks, UK - England - Marine Conservation Zone, UK - Northern Ireland - Areas of Special Scientific Interest, UK - Northern Ireland - Earth Science Conservation Review Sites, UK - Northern Ireland - Local Authority Nature Reserve, UK - Northern Ireland - Wildlife Refuges, UK - Scotland - Areas of Great Landscape Value, UK - Scotland - Historic Gardens and Designed Landscape, UK - Scotland - Marine Protected Areas, UK - Scotland - National Scenic Areas, UK - Scotland - Natural Heritage Area, UK - Scotland - Regional Parks, UK - Wales - Highly Protected Marine Conservation Zone, All - multiple designations across the site, International - Biosphere Reserves, International - Geoparks, International - RAMSAR site, International - World Heritage Site, EU - Biogenetic Reserves Network, EU - European Diploma Site, EU - Special Area of Conservation, EU - Special Protected Area, EU - WFD protected area (drinking water, shellfish etc.), Albania - Monument Natyre, Albania - Park Kombetar, Albania - Pejsazh i Mbrojtur, Albania - rezerve e Burimeve te, Albania - Rezerve Natyrore e Me, Albania - Zone Strikte e Mbrojt, Austria - Auwaldschutz, Austria - Bruch- und Galeriewälder, Austria - Ex-lege-Schutz Wald und Wiesengürtel, Austria - Feuchtgebietsschutz, Austria - Geschützte Naturgebilde von örtlicher Bedeutung, Austria - Geschützter Landschaftsteil, Austria - Geschützter Lebensraum, Austria - Landschaftsschutzgebiet, Austria - Magerwiesen, Austria - Nationalpark, Austria - Naturdenkmal, Austria - Naturhöhlen, Austria - Naturpark, Austria - Naturschutzgebiet, Austria - Ökologische Entwicklungsfläche, Austria - Pflanzenschutzgebiet, Austria - Ruhegebiet, Austria - Schutz fließender Gewässer (einschließlich Uferbereich), Austria - Schutz stehender Gewässer (einschließlich Uferbereich), Austria - Seen, Austria - Sonstige Landschaftsteile, Austria - Sümpfe und Quellfluren, Belgium - Beschermd duingebied, Belgium - Erkend boserervaat, Belgium - Forêt certifiée, Belgium - Openbaar bos, Belgium - Réserve Forestière / Bosreservaat, Belgium - Réserve naturelle agréée / Erkend natuurreservaat, Belgium - Réserve naturelle domaniale, Belgium - Site naturel d'interêt scientifique, Belgium - Vlaams natuurreservaat, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Nacionalni park, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Rezervati prirodnih predjela, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Specijalni rezervati, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Spomenici prirode, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Strogi prirodni rezervat, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Upravljani prirodni rezervat, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Zašticena prirodna podrucja, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Zasticeni pejzaž, Bulgaria - Darzhavni Lovni Stopanstva, Bulgaria - Nacionalen Park, Bulgaria - Poddarzhan Rezarvat, Bulgaria - Priroden Park, Bulgaria - Prirodna Zabelezhitelnost, Bulgaria - Rezervat, Bulgaria - Zashtitena Mestnost, Channel Islands - Special Area, Croatia - Nacionalni park, Croatia - Park prirode, Croatia - Park šuma, Croatia - Posebni rezervat, Croatia - Regionalni park, Croatia - Spomenih parkovne arhitekture, Croatia - Spomenik prirode, Croatia - Strogi rezervat, Croatia - Znacajni krajobraz, Cyprus - Game Reserve ("Hunting Preserve"), Cyprus - Marine Reserve, Cyprus - Milli Park, Cyprus - National Forest Park, Cyprus - Nature Reserve, Czech Republic - Chránená krajinná oblast (CHKO), Czech Republic - jeskyne, Czech Republic - Národní park, Czech Republic - Národní prírodní památka (NPP), Czech Republic - Národní prírodní rezervace (NPR), Czech Republic - Prírodní památka (PP), Czech Republic - prírodní park, Czech Republic - Prírodní rezervace (PR), Czech Republic - územní systémy ekologické stability, Czech Republic - Významný krajinný prvek, Denmark - §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv), Denmark - Å- og søbeskyttelseslinier, Denmark - Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser, Denmark - Fredskovsarealer - flersidig skovdrift, Denmark - National Park, Denmark - Natur- og vildtreservater (inkl. statsejede arealer til havs), Denmark - Nature Reserve, Estonia - Kaitstav looduse üksikobjekt, Estonia - Koelmuala, Estonia - Kohaliku omavalitsuse tasandil kaitstav loodusobjekt, Estonia - Kohaliku omavalitsuse tasandil kaitstava loodusobjekti piiranguvöönd, Estonia - Looduskaitseala, Estonia - Maastikukaitseala, Estonia - Püsielupaik, Estonia - Rahvuspargi, Estonia - Võtmebiotoop ehk vääriselupaik, Finland - Erityisesti suojeltavan lajin esiintymispaikka, Finland - Kansallispuisto, Finland - Lehtojensuojelualue, Finland - Luonnonmuistomerkki valtion maalla, Finland - Luonnonpuisto, Finland - Soidensuojelualue, Finland - Suojeltu luontotyyppi, Finland - Valtion luonnonsuojelualue, Finland - Vanhojen metsien suojelualue, France - Arrêté Préfectoral de protection de Biotope, France - Parc National, France - Réserve Biologique, France - Réserve Nationale de Chasse et de Faune Sauvage, France - Réserve Naturelle, Georgia - Hunting Reserve, Georgia - National Park, Georgia - Nature Reserve, Georgia - Protected Forest, Georgia - Zakaznik, Germany - Flächenhaftes Naturdenkmal, Germany - Geschütztes Landschaftsbestandteil, Germany - Landschaftschutzgebiet, Germany - Nationalpark, Germany - Naturpark, Germany - Naturschutzgebiet, Greece - Aisthitiko dasos, Greece - Diatiriteo mnimeio tis fysis, Greece - Ethniko Parko, Greece - Ethniko Thalassio Parko, Greece - Ethnikos Drymos (perifereiaki zoni), Greece - Ethnikos Drymos (pirinas), Greece - Katafygio Agrias Zois, Greece - Periochi prostasias tis fysis, Greece - Periohi Oikoanaptyxis, Hungry - Barlang, Hungry - Erdõrezervátum, Hungry - Natúrpark, Hungry - Nemzeti Park, Hungry - Tajvédelmi Körzet, Hungry - Természeti emlék, Hungry - Természetvédelmi Terület, Ireland - National Nature Reserve, Ireland - National Park, Ireland - Natural Heritage Area, Ireland - No shooting area (Wildfowl Sanctuary), Ireland - Refuge for Fauna, Ireland - Refuge for Flora, Italy - Area Naturale Marina di interesse internazionale, Italy - Bosco da seme, Italy - Monumenti naturali, Italy - Parco naturale interregionale, Italy - Parco naturale regionale/provinciale, Italy - Parco Nazionale, Italy - Riserva Naturale Marina e Aree Naturali Marine Protette, Italy - Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale, Italy - Riserva Naturale Statale, Italy - Siti di Importanza Comunitaria, Luxembourg - Parc Naturel, Luxembourg - Zones protégées d'importance communale, Luxembourg - Zones protégées d'intérêt national - Paysage Protégé, Luxembourg - Zones protégées d'intérêt national - Réserve forestière intégrale, Macedonia - Nacionalen Park, Macedonia - Park na prirodata, Macedonia - Povekenamensko podracje, Macedonia - Spomenik na prirodata, Macedonia - Strog priroden rezervat, Macedonia - Zastiten predel, Netherlands - Natuurbeschermingswet, Norway - Biotopvern etter viltloven, Norway - Botanisk/Zoologisk artsfredning, Norway - Dyrefrednings-/Plantefredningsområde, Norway - Dyrefredningsområde, Norway - Dyrelivsfredning, Norway - Landskapsvernområde, Norway - Midlertidig vern, Norway - Nasjonalpark, Norway - Naturminne, Norway - Naturreservat, Norway - Plantefredningsområde, Norway - Plantelivsfredning, Poland - Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu, Poland - Park Krajobrazowy, Poland - Park Narodowy, Poland - Pomnik Przyrody, Poland - Rezerwat Przyrody, Poland - Stanowiska Dokumentacyjne, Poland - Uzytki Ekologiczne, Poland - Zespoly Przyrodniczo-Krajobrazowe, Portugal - Área Ornitológica a Recuperar, Portugal - Área Protegida de Gestão de Recursos, Portugal - Área Protegida para a Gestão de Habitats ou Espécies, Portugal - Monumento Natural, Portugal - Paisagem Protegida, Portugal - Parque Nacional, Portugal - Parque Natural, Portugal - Refúgio Ornitológico, Portugal - Reserva Botânica, Portugal - Reserva de Recreio e Montanha, Portugal - Reserva Geológica e de Vegetação, Portugal - Reserva Integral, Portugal - Reserva Natural, Portugal - Reserva Zoológica, Portugal - Sítio Classificado, Portugal - Zona de Repouso e Silêncio, Romania - Monument al naturii, Romania - Parc national, Romania - Parc natural, Romania - Rezervatie naturala, Romania - Rezervatie stiintifica, Romania - Zone de Conservare Speciala, Serbia - Nacionalni park, Serbia - Park prirode, Serbia - Podrucje od kulturnog i istorijskog znacaja, Serbia - Predeli izuzetnih odlika, Serbia - Regionalni park prirode, Serbia - Rezervat prirode, Serbia - Spomenik prirode, Slovenia - ekološko pomembno obmocje, Slovenia - krajinski park, Slovenia - naravni rezervat, Slovenia - naravni spomenik, Slovenia - narodni park, Slovenia - posebno varstveno obmocje, Slovenia - regijski park, Slovenia - spomenik oblikovane narave, Slovenia - strogi naravni rezervat, Spain - Árbol Singular, Spain - Área Natural Recreativa, Spain - Bitopo Protegido, Spain - Cuevas, Spain - Enclave Natural, Spain - Espacio Natural Protegido, Spain - Humedal Protegido, Spain - Microrreserva, Spain - Monumento Natural, Spain - Paraje Pintoresco, Spain - Parque Periurbano, Spain - Parque Rural, Spain - Reserva de Fauna, Spain - Reserva Fluvial, Spain - Reserva Natural, Spain - Sitio de Interés Científico / Lugar de Interés Científico, Spain - Sitio Natural de Interés Nacional, Spain - Zona de Interes Regional, Spain - Zonas Húmedas, Sweden - Area of National Importance, Sweden - Biotopskyddsområde, Sweden - Djur- och växtskyddsområde, Sweden - Hunting Reserve, Sweden - Nationalpark, Sweden - Naturminne, Sweden - Naturreservat, Sweden - Naturvårdsområde, Sweden - Reserves of the former State Forest, Sweden - Samrådsområde, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Auengebiete von nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der eidgenösischen Jagdbanngebiete, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Landschaften und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN), Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Moorlandschaften von besonderer Schönheit und von nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Bundesinventar der Wasser- und Zugvogelreservate vin internationaler und nationaler Bedeutung, Switzerland - Kantonale Naturschutzgebiete, Switzerland - Kommunale Naturschutzgebiete, Switzerland - Schweizerischer Nationalpark, UK - Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, UK - Areas of Special Protection, UK - Country Parks, UK - Forest Parks, UK - Geological Conservation Review sites, UK - Heritage Coasts, UK - Limestone Pavement Orders, UK - Local Nature Reserve, UK - National Nature Reserves, UK - National Parks, UK - Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites, UK - Site of Special Scientific Interest, UK - Wildlife Sites, UK - Woodland Parks, UK - England - Marine Conservation Zone, UK - Northern Ireland - Areas of Special Scientific Interest, UK - Northern Ireland - Earth Science Conservation Review Sites, UK - Northern Ireland - Local Authority Nature Reserve, UK - Northern Ireland - Wildlife Refuges, UK - Scotland - Areas of Great Landscape Value, UK - Scotland - Historic Gardens and Designed Landscape, UK - Scotland - Marine Protected Areas, UK - Scotland - National Scenic Areas, UK - Scotland - Natural Heritage Area, UK - Scotland - Regional Parks, UK - Wales - Highly Protected Marine Conservation Zone) of allowed values for the "Site designation" property.
Local/regional site designations National Reserve
Protected species present Yes
Invasive species present No
Species of interest Brook lamprey, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), Brown trout (Salmo trutta)
Dominant hydrology
Dominant substrate Fines, fine gravel, organic material
River corridor land use Improved/semi-improved grassland/pasture, Broadleaf/mixed woodland (semi natural)
Average bankfull channel width category 5 - 10 m
Average bankfull channel width (m) 5.6
5.6 m
0.0056 km
560 cm
Average bankfull channel depth category 0.5 - 2 m
Average bankfull channel depth (m) 0.48
0.48 m
4.8e-4 km
48 cm
Mean discharge category 0.1 - 1.0 m³/s
Mean annual discharge (m3/s)
Average channel gradient category Less than 0.001
Average channel gradient 0.0016
Average unit stream power (W/m2) 3.44
3.44 W/m²


Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 250
250 m
0.25 km
25,000 cm
Project started
Works started 2011/09/09
Works completed 2011/10/15
Project completed
Total cost category
Total cost (k€)
Benefit to cost ratio
Funding sources Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage

Cost for project phases

Phase cost category cost exact (k€) Lead organisation Contact forename Contact surname
Investigation and design
Stakeholder engagement and communication
Works and works supervision
Post-project management and maintenance
Monitoring The James Hutton Institute Stephen Addy



Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Land drainage
Hydromorphology Continuity for organisms, Continuity of sediment transport, Quantity & dynamics of flow, Structure & condition of riparian/lake shore zones, Substrate conditions
Biology Macrophytes, lampreys, Atlantic salmon
Physico-chemical Nutrient concentrations
Other reasons for the project Demonstrate this type of restoration to river managers


Measures

Structural measures
Bank/bed modifications Re-profiling, construction of bunds, Creation of revetments, Bank stabilisation, Bank protection
Floodplain / River corridor Creation of backwaters, Creation of wetland, Livestock fencing, Fencing
Planform / Channel pattern Re-meandering
Other The meanders were cleared of sediment, vegetation and organic debris
Non-structural measures
Management interventions
Social measures (incl. engagement)
Other Information board erected


Monitoring

Hydromorphological quality elements

Element When monitored Type of monitoring Control site used Result
Before measures After measures Qualitative Quantitative
Flow velocities Yes Yes No Yes Yes Awaiting results
Quantity & dynamics of flow Yes Yes No Yes No Awaiting results
Width & depth variation Yes Yes No Yes Yes Awaiting results
Substrate conditions Yes Yes No Yes Yes Awaiting results
Continuity of sediment transport Yes Yes No Yes No Awaiting results

Biological quality elements

Element When monitored Type of monitoring Control site used Result
Before measures After measures Qualitative Quantitative
Fish No Yes Yes No No

Physico-chemical quality elements

Element When monitored Type of monitoring Control site used Result
Before measures After measures Qualitative Quantitative
Nutrient concentrations Yes Yes No Yes Yes Awaiting results

Any other monitoring, e.g. social, economic

Element When monitored Type of monitoring Control site used Result
Before measures After measures Qualitative Quantitative


Monitoring documents



Additional documents and videos


Additional links and references

Link Description
http://www.hydrology.org.uk/assets/2012%20papers/Addy 01.pdf Addy, S.; Ghimire, S. and Cooksley, S. (2012) Assessment of the multiple benefits of river restoration: the Logie Burn meander reconnection project
http://www.snh.gov.uk/news-and-events/press-releases/press-release-details/?id=648 Scottish Natural Heritage (2012) Logie Burn back to its meandering ways
http://http://www.therrc.co.uk/2012%20Conference/Outputs/Gill%20Final.pdf Gill, E.; Cooksley, S.; Janes, M. and Reid, C. (2012) The Logie Burn Restoration Project: In the RRC 13th Annual Conference
http://https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857419300370 Addy, S. and Wilkinson, M.E. (2019) Geomorphic and retention responses following the reconnection of a sand-gravel bed stream. Ecological Engineering, 130. P 131-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.01.013
http://https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.898301 Addy, Stephen; Wilkinson, Mark E (2019): Geomorphic, discharge and substrate river restoration monitoring data from the Logie Burn, Scotland (2011 to 2014). PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.898301

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