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|Partner organisations=Luton Borough Council, Environment Agency, Luton Lea Catchment Partnership
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|Project summary=The River Lea flows along the eastern edge of Manor Road Park in a deep, restricted channel. The riverbed is concrete and the river runs between concrete walls or steps with metal railings.
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The way the river flows means that silt covers the natural gravels, making it harder for fish and other creatures to thrive. The high walls separate the river from the floodplain which can put other areas of the town at risk of flooding. Above all, the river is unwelcoming and hidden from the local communities who could be enjoying a rich natural environment.
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Project overview

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Status Complete
Project web site http://stakeholder.affinitywater.co.uk/manor-park-improvements.aspx
Themes Environmental flows and water resources, Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology, Social benefits, Water quality, Urban
Country England
Main contact forename Jane
Main contact surname Everett
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Contact organisation Affinity Water
Contact organisation web site http://www.affinitywater.co.uk/index.aspx
Partner organisations Luton Borough Council, Environment Agency, Luton Lea Catchment Partnership
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The River Lea flows along the eastern edge of Manor Road Park in a deep, restricted channel. The riverbed is concrete and the river runs between concrete walls or steps with metal railings.

The way the river flows means that silt covers the natural gravels, making it harder for fish and other creatures to thrive. The high walls separate the river from the floodplain which can put other areas of the town at risk of flooding. Above all, the river is unwelcoming and hidden from the local communities who could be enjoying a rich natural environment.

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Site

Name Manor Road Park
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Heavily modified water body No
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Protected species present No
Invasive species present No
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Reach length directly affected (m) 140
140 m
0.14 km
14,000 cm
Project started 2018/06/01
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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Urbanisation
Hydromorphology Channel pattern/planform
Biology
Physico-chemical
Other reasons for the project Landscape enhancement, Recreation


Measures

Structural measures
Bank/bed modifications Creation of pools and riffles, Introduction of gravel
Floodplain / River corridor Remeandering
Planform / Channel pattern
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Monitoring

Hydromorphological quality elements

Element When monitored Type of monitoring Control site used Result
Before measures After measures Qualitative Quantitative
Channel pattern/planform Yes Yes Yes No Yes Improvement

Biological quality elements

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

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