Case study:Regeneration of the banks of the river Mape

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Location: 43° 22' 56", -2° 42' 31"
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Status Complete
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Themes Environmental flows and water resources, Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology, Social benefits
Country Spain
Main contact forename City council of Busturia
Main contact surname City council of Busturia
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Contact organisation City council of Busturia
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The main land use is intensive forest exploitation but the territory is fragmented among private owners. Carrying out Inappropriate forestry practices promotes soil loss (erosion problems). Allochthonous species are also found on the banks, such as pines and eucalyptus. The sediment transport negatively affects Urdabai estuary. They are also quite frequent flooding in the neighborhoods that are located in the flood plain at the mouth of the estuary. The main objective of this project is the maintenance and enhancement of biodiversity and ecological status of the banks to fulfill their ecological and social functions. The project has a total budget of 300.000€ and is financed by the Consejería of Environment.

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Aerial view of Mape River and its mouth in Oka River
Mape River as it passes through Busturia in 2008
Mape riverbanks
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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district C.H.Cantábrico
River basin Oka

Subcatchment

River name Mape
Area category 10 - 100 km²
Area (km2) 26 km²
2,600 ha
Maximum altitude category Less than 100 m
Maximum altitude (m)
Dominant geology
Ecoregion Ibero-Macaronesian
Dominant land cover Urban, Woodland
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Site

Name Tramo bajo del río Mape
WFD water body codes
WFD (national) typology
WFD water body name
Pre-project morphology Sinuous
Reference morphology Sinuous
Desired post project morphology
Heavily modified water body
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Protected species present
Invasive species present
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Average channel gradient 0.0085
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Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 6000 m
6 km
600,000 cm
Project started 2008/01/01
Works started
Works completed 2010/01/01
Project completed
Total cost category 100 - 500 k€
Total cost (k€) 300 k€
300,000 €
Benefit to cost ratio
Funding sources Department of Environment

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Investigation and design
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Works and works supervision Department of Environment
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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure
Hydromorphology Structure & condition of riparian zones
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Bank/bed modifications Revetmens with local species
Floodplain / River corridor Removal of exotic plants
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Management interventions Custody of territory
Social measures (incl. engagement) Recovering the historical and cultural heritage linked to the river
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