Case study:Seven Kings Water

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Location: 51° 36' 47", 0° 7' 34"
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Project overview

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Status Planned
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Themes Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Social benefits
Country England
Main contact forename Francis
Main contact surname Castro
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Contact organisation London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
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Realignment of waterway with the creation of meanders, natural banks and profile. To be focused on Seven Kings Park, Westwood Rec, South Park and Fairlop. Possibly involve Industrial estate and muslim cemetery, as waterway passes through their land as well. To improve and enhance ecological biodiversity interest. The waterway is culverted through most of the parks and has low ecological value. Environment would also improve aesthetic value. Also may provide greater flood storage capacity subject to feasibility study.

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Thames
River basin Roding, Beam and Ingrebourne

Subcatchment

River name Seven Kings Water
Area category 10 - 100 km²
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category 100 - 200 m
Maximum altitude (m) 101
101 m
0.101 km
10,100 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Suburban
Waterbody ID GB106037028170



Other case studies in this subcatchment: Blake Avenue, Mayes Brook, County Gardens, Mayes Brook, Fairlop Plain and Fairlop Water, Goodmayes Park, Mayes Brook, Loxford Water, Mayesbrook Climate Change Park restoration project


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WFD water body codes GB106037028170
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WFD water body name Seven Kings Water
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Invasive species present No
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Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 500 m
0.5 km
50,000 cm
Project started 2008/01/01
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Funding sources EU LIFE Programme, S106

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Flood risk management
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Planform / Channel pattern Creation of meanders
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