Case study:Ouzel habitat improvement
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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
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|Themes||Fisheries, Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology|
|Main contact forename||Rob|
|Main contact surname||Clapham|
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|Contact organisation||Environment Agency|
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encompassing the following
Section of the Ouzel in Milton Keynes. The river has modified in the past, for example, channelization works have created a more uniform channel cutting off meanders and reducing hydromorphological diversity in flow and channel bed forms.
Works over an 80m section included 3 single and 1 paired deflector. The aim of these works was to increase diversity of flows and bed profile over this section. It is anticipated that over time, underlying gravels, currently overlaid by fine sediment will be kicked up by localised scour (from deflectors) and also improve habitat quality for invertebrates and for fish spawning.
Monitoring surveys and results
- Pre-enhancement fish survey undertaken.
- Post-enhancement surveys planned.
- River habitat assessment survey (Central Habitat Assessment)
Catchment and subcatchment
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Other case studies in this subcatchment: Woughton on the Green bank stabilization
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos