Case study:River Frome Rehabilitation Plan
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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
|Project web site||http://www.therrc.co.uk/sites/default/files/projects/4_dorsetfrome.pdf|
|Themes||Environmental flows and water resources, Fisheries, Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology|
|Main contact forename||Alastair|
|Main contact surname||Maxwell|
|Main contact user ID||User:Alymaxwell|
|Contact organisation||Environment Agency|
|Contact organisation web site||http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/wildlife/141723.aspx|
|Partner organisations||Natural England|
| This is a parent project
encompassing the following
|2e Lower Woodsford River and Floodplain Enhancement, Bockhampton Enhancement, Hurst Bridge (downstream), Louds Mill (Downstream)m Enhancement, Lower Bockhampton, Lower Woodsford, Martins River Island, Moreton Channel Gravel Reprofiling, North Channel Upper Reach, Unit 1b - Long Bridge to Downstream of Louds Mill, Unit 3a – Hurst Bridge 2013, Unit 4 - North Channel Phase 1, Woodsford Channel|
The Environment Agency and Natural England are working together with their partners to restore the river towards a more favourable condition and achieve their vision for the River Frome SSSI. In order to produce a plan for the physical rehabilitation of the River Frome SSSI, a catchment wide fluvial geomorphological study has been undertaken to assess the physical functioning of the river, and how it impacts on the river ecology.
Actions to restore the physical structure of the river to an improved condition for ecology have been set out in the River Frome Rehabilitation Plan. The plan aims to use the linkages between ecology and geomorphology identified in the accompanying Technical Report to identify opportunities and constraints for managing, conserving and enhancing the river and returning the SSSI to favourable or recovering condition. The plan suggests a range of catchment-scale and reach-based solutions that if implemented will help to restore the river to favourable condition. The plan then identifies the actions needed to deliver the solutions and prioritises which should be taken over the short, medium and long term. The ultimate goal is to move towards a more naturally functioning and un-constrained system that is able to adjust and respond to changes without constant management.
Monitoring surveys and results
There is not an integrated monitoring plan as part of the River Frome Rehabilitation Plan.
On a project by project basis one of or a combination of the following monitoring techniques is understaken; Fixed point photography Electrofish sampling Sediment sampling Condition Assessment )SSSI)
As a strategic catchment plan ecah individual project allows for lessons to be learnt for future projects. Thes einclude amending in channel technqiues to more effective way of bringing gravels to site to more innovative ways of utlising material son site to reduce waste.
Catchment and subcatchment
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Other case studies in this subcatchment: 2e Lower Woodsford River and Floodplain Enhancement, Bockhampton Enhancement, Hurst Bridge (downstream), Louds Mill (Downstream)m Enhancement, Lower Bockhampton, Lower Woodsford, Martins River Island, Moreton Channel Gravel Reprofiling, North Channel Upper Reach, Unit 1b - Long Bridge to Downstream of Louds Mill... further results
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos