Case study:PROGETTO WETLAND - Volturno

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Location: 41° 29' 24", 14° 6' 47"
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Status Complete
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Country Italy
Main contact forename Alfonso
Main contact surname -
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Contact organisation Caserta County- Environment service
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Works include implementing Phitodepuration buffer zones.

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Appennino meridionale
River basin Fiume Volturno

Subcatchment

River name Volturno
Area category 100 - 1000 km²
Area (km2) 791 km²
79,100 ha
Maximum altitude category 1000 - 2000 m
Maximum altitude (m)
Dominant geology Calcareous, Alluvional
Ecoregion Italy and Corsica
Dominant land cover Plantation forestry
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Site

Name Wetland area “Le Mortine”
WFD water body codes
WFD (national) typology 18Ss03N_Tr_AP1_HMWB
WFD water body name
Pre-project morphology Sinuous
Reference morphology Sinuous
Desired post project morphology
Heavily modified water body true
National/international site designation EU - Special Protected Area
Local/regional site designations The area is applying for RAMSAR
Protected species present
Invasive species present
Species of interest
Dominant hydrology Quick run-off
Dominant substrate Cobble
River corridor land use Plantation forestry
Average bankfull channel width category 10 - 50 m
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Average bankfull channel depth category
Average bankfull channel depth (m)
Mean discharge category
Mean annual discharge (m3/s) 335
335 m³/s
335,000 l/s
Average channel gradient category
Average channel gradient 0.2
Average unit stream power (W/m2)


Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 750 m
0.75 km
75,000 cm
Project started 2003/08/01
Works started 2006/03/01
Works completed 2006/01/01
Project completed
Total cost category 500 - 1000 k€
Total cost (k€) 750 k€
750,000 €
Benefit to cost ratio
Funding sources Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Environment – Caserta County

Cost for project phases

Phase cost category cost exact (k€) Lead organisation Contact forename Contact surname
Investigation and design 10 - 50 k€ 1853 k€
1,853,000 €
Caserta County Alfonso Pirone
Stakeholder engagement and communication
Works and works supervision 100 - 500 k€ 450 k€
450,000 €
Caserta County Alfonso Pirone
Post-project management and maintenance
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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Riparian development, Flood defence, Pollution incident
Hydromorphology Connection to groundwaters
Biology
Physico-chemical Nutrient concentrations, Specific synthetic pollutants
Other reasons for the project Recreation


Measures

Structural measures
Bank/bed modifications Embankment renaturalization, Bank reprofiling
Floodplain / River corridor Excavation for floodplain creation, Floodplain creation, Buffer strips
Planform / Channel pattern
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Social measures (incl. engagement) Improved public access
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