Case study:River Pinn Enhancement near Ickenham
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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||Habitat and biodiversity|
|Main contact forename||David|
|Main contact surname||Holland|
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|Contact organisation||Salix River & Wetland Services Limited|
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| This is a parent project
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Salix designed and constructed a 40 metre enhanced channel and imported flint reject stone was used to create in channel features, two riffles and a point bar. Diverse marginal and bankside vegetation was established using mature pre-established coir rolls and pallets. Locally harvested tree trunks were used to create a double flow deflector. Additionally, a large backwater was created on line and just downstream of the enhanced reach.
A stream enhancement project at a gas pipeline river crossing as ecological mitigation to a degraded reach of stream as part of a major pipeline project. Salix were asked by Main Contractor Murphy Pipelines to assess a degraded reach of the River Pinn near Ickenham with the goal of enhancing the reach. The channel had been modified previously and was characterised by slow water flow, over deep and ponded with a silty bed and steep banks covered in nettles.
Monitoring surveys and results
No post project monitoring has been done.
Revisiting site in July 2009: The gravel has concentrated the low flows and revived water flow in the reach, and diverse marginal and bankside vegetation has established.
Catchment and subcatchment
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Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
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Additional documents and videos