Case study:Rainham Creek Tidal Sluice Removal
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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, Social benefits|
|Main contact forename||Jennifer|
|Main contact surname||Norman|
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encompassing the following
Opening up of the creek to the Thames - removal or modification to the tidal sluice. The river is currently impounded.
Poor water quality downstream of Riverside STWs.
Fish and eel movement is almost totally restricted.
Removal would provide the opportunity to creation of BAP habitat; reed, inter-tidal.
The River Lee has been impounded, this could offer alternative migratory routes for fish.
Massive biodiversity gains can be made by removal of one structure.
Possible constraints included, Potentially very costly, FRM risks need to be fully addressed, Conflicting aims from user groups, Currently a waste management facility is present on site, at mouth of the creek.
Monitoring surveys and results
Catchment and subcatchment
Select a catchment/subcatchment
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos