Case study:River Shuttle Enhancement Works - Malborough Park

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Status Complete
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Themes Habitat and biodiversity
Country England
Main contact forename Bob
Main contact surname Smith
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Contact organisation London Borough of Bexley
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Partner organisations Royal HaskoningDHV
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To move the channel away from residential property and create a low flow channel with diverse marginal habitat and small offline wetland habitat. The River Shuttle through Marlborough Park had extensive bank erosion that was beginning to encroach on the back of residents gardens.
First Phase Complete 2010, Next Phase underway later 2011

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Thames
River basin Darent

Subcatchment

River name Shuttle
Area category 10 - 100 km²
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category 100 - 200 m
Maximum altitude (m) 106
106 m
0.106 km
10,600 cm
Dominant geology Siliceous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Suburban
Waterbody ID GB106040024210



Other case studies in this subcatchment: Hollyoak Wood and Willersley Park, Parish Wood Park, River Shuttle Enhancement Works - Love Lane


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WFD water body codes GB106040024210
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WFD water body name Shuttle
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Heavily modified water body No
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Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 115 m
0.115 km
11,500 cm
Project started 2010/01/01
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Works completed 2011/01/01
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Funding sources London Borough of Bexley

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Mitigation of a pressure Urbanisation
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