Case study:River Wandle: Butter Hill Phase 1

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Location: 51° 22' 5", -0° 9' 44"
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Project overview

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Status Complete
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Themes Fisheries, Habitat and biodiversity
Country England
Main contact forename Bella
Main contact surname Davies
Main contact user ID
Contact organisation Wandle Trust
Contact organisation web site http://www.wandletrust.org
Partner organisations Wandle Trust, Wild Trout Trust, Environment Agency, London Borough of Sutton
Parent multi-site project

Case_study:River Wandle Restoration Project

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This Project is part of a larger scheme with the overall aim of establishing a population of brown trout in the Carshalton arm of the River Wandle for the first time in over 80 years. For more background on this larger scheme, please refer to the parent project "River Wandle Restoration Project".

This project was delivered in three phases working with the Environment Agency, the Wild Trout Trust and local volunteers.   The first phase involved lowering three small weirs, which were a potential barrier to fish trying to move upstream to spawn, and restoring the natural flow of the river in this section.

The second phase involved a ‘Practical Visit’ from the Wild Trout Trust through which Wandle Trust staff and over 50 volunteers were trained in simple river enhancement techniques. Woody debris was secured in the channel to vary the flow and create local scour on the river bed, increasing habitat diversity. Cover logs were raised off the riverbed and anchored to enable fish to take cover underneath when vegetation is sparse in winter.

The final phase incorporated the Environment Agency installing a Larinier fish pass on the large 1.8 m high weir at Butter Hill.

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Please see the parent project (River Wandle Restoration Project) for the final results on this work, combined with the other phases.

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Thames
River basin London

Subcatchment

River name Wandle (Carshalton Branch at Carshalton)
Area category 10 - 100 km²
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category 100 - 200 m
Maximum altitude (m) 160
160 m
0.16 km
16,000 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Suburban
Waterbody ID GB106039017640



Other case studies in this subcatchment: Butter Hill Phase 2, River Wandle Restoration Project, River Wandle: Silt & SuDs, Wandle River Restoration Project: Hackbridge


Site

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WFD water body codes GB106039017640
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WFD water body name Wandle (Carshalton Branch at Carshalton)
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Heavily modified water body No
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Protected species present No
Invasive species present No
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Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 360 m
0.36 km
36,000 cm
Project started 2009/01/01
Works started 2010/01/01
Works completed 2011/12/31
Project completed
Total cost category 10 - 50 k€
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Funding sources Environment Agency, Thames Water Wandle River Restoration Fund, Defra

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Barriers to fish migration
Hydromorphology Continuity for organisms, Quantity & dynamics of flow
Biology Fish
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Bank/bed modifications Weir modification
Floodplain / River corridor
Planform / Channel pattern Creation of fish passes
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