Case study:River Leith Restoration Project, Thrimby, Penrith, Cumbria
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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.edenriverstrust.org.uk/|
|Themes||Fisheries, Habitat and biodiversity, Land use management - agriculture, Monitoring, Water quality|
|Main contact forename||Joanne|
|Main contact surname||Backshall|
|Main contact user ID||User:JoanneBackshall|
|Contact organisation||Eden Rivers Trust|
|Contact organisation web site||http://www.edenriverstrust.org.uk|
|Partner organisations||Environment Agency, Natural England|
|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
encompassing the following
The River Eden River Restoration Strategy (RERRS) is a partnership project involving Eden Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency and Natural England, working with land owners and farmers. It aims to return rivers in the Eden catchment to a more natural state for the benefit of wildlife and people. It was developed as a remedy for the unfavourable condition of large parts of the River Eden and Tributaries Site of Special Scientific Interest.
A straightened section of the River Leith at Thrimby Hall near Penrith was returned to its original meandering course with about 280 m of straightened channel now being 0ver 350 m long. This site is a demonstration of river restoration techniques and the many benefits that this approach can bring to wildlife and people.
Monitoring surveys and results
- Pre-restoration aerial and ground surveys, to be repeated in 2015.
The River Restoration Centre conducted an evaluation of this and other Cumbria River Restoration Strategy projects during 2015 and the report of their findings is available on the RRC website.
Catchment and subcatchment
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Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos