Case study:Meers - Floodplain lowering

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Status Complete
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Themes Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology, Water quality, Monitoring
Country Netherlands
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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Meuse
River basin Meuse

Subcatchment

River name Meuse
Area category more than 10000 km²
Area (km2) 465
465 km²
46,500 ha
Maximum altitude category 100 - 200 m
Maximum altitude (m) 200
200 m
0.2 km
20,000 cm
Dominant geology chalk and loess
Ecoregion Western Plains
Dominant land cover Intensive agriculture, Urban
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Other case studies in this subcatchment: Aaijen- Removal of bank fixation, Reméandration du Geer à Grand-Axhe, Rijkelse Bemden - River bed widening, Tungelroyse beek, Voorste Nete at Dessel


Site

Name Meers - Floodplain lowering
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WFD (national) typology R7
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Project background

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Works completed 1998/01/01
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Investigation and design Consortium Grendmaas
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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure
Hydromorphology Quantity & dynamics of flow, Connection to groundwaters, Continuity of sediment transport
Biology Macrophytes
Physico-chemical
Other reasons for the project Landscape enhancement


Measures

Structural measures
Bank/bed modifications
Floodplain / River corridor Lowering of floodplain, Lowering of floodbanks, Creation of a flood expansion area
Planform / Channel pattern
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Monitoring

Hydromorphological quality elements

Element When monitored Type of monitoring Control site used Result
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Biological quality elements

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Macrophytes Yes Yes

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Birds, butterflies and dragonflies Yes Yes


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