Case study:Riparia-Ter - Recovery of riparian habitats of the Ter River

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Project overview

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Status Complete
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Themes Environmental flows and water resources, Habitat and biodiversity
Country Spain
Main contact forename Jordi
Main contact surname Munell García
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Contact organisation Consoricio Albater
Contact organisation web site http://www.liferipariater.com/
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The quantity and quality of riparian habitats in Ter River catchment have been deteriorating. Losses have been attributed to changes in natural river dynamics following agricultural, industrial and/or urban development along the riverbanks. Habitat degradation has been widespread and the problem is particularly acute in areas that were previously prone to natural flood cycles, or contained lagoons, ponds and mature alluvial forests. The main focus for this project is the recovery of riparian habitats in the river Ter area, especially those classified as: alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa (Habitat 91E0*); Salix alba and Populus alba galleries (Habitat 92A0); and temporary Mediterranean ponds (Habitat 3170*). Works will cover habitat restoration actions supported by complementary measures to manage development pressures affecting the target sites. This project counts with the support of local, regional and European institutions. The financing comes from the LIFE initiative and the Government of Cataluña. The total budget is 929.100€ (LIFE support 464.550€).

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Site

Name Bescanó, Salt y Girona
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WFD water body name Ter
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Invasive species present No
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River corridor land use Urban, Extensive agriculture
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Project background

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Project started 2010/01/01
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Works completed 2013/12/01
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Total cost category 500 - 1000 k€
Total cost (k€) 929 k€
929,000 €
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Funding sources LIFE project 464.550€, Environmental Department 179.550 €, Foundation "La Caixa" 100.000 €, City Council 60.000 €, Regional Government 125.000 €

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure
Hydromorphology Structure & condition of riparian zones
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Floodplain / River corridor Revetmens with local species, Control of invasive species
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Management interventions Improve forest management and agricultural
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