Case study:Short Heath Brook Project

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Location: 52° 31' 44", -1° 51' 9"
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Project overview

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Status In progress
Project web site
Themes Social benefits, Water quality, Urban
Country England
Main contact forename Will
Main contact surname Groves
Main contact user ID
Contact organisation Environment Agency
Contact organisation web site http://https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency
Partner organisations Birmingham City Council; Witton Lodge Community Assoication; Friends of Witton Lakes
Parent multi-site project
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post works in wet weather

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Work included educating the community on environmental protection and promoting environmentally-friendly behaviour.

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Before the project commenced
Post project during wet weather
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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Humber
River basin Tame Anker and Mease

Subcatchment

River name River Tame from Conf of the two arms to R Blythe
Area category 100 - 1000 km²
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category 100 - 200 m
Maximum altitude (m) 175
175 m
0.175 km
17,500 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Suburban
Waterbody ID GB104028046840



Other case studies in this subcatchment: River Tame at Salford Park ("SMURF"), River Tame in Perry Hall playing fields ("SMURF"), SMURF Tame


Site

Name Bleak Hill Recreation Ground
WFD water body codes n/a
WFD (national) typology
WFD water body name
Pre-project morphology Straightened, Artificial channel
Reference morphology
Desired post project morphology
Heavily modified water body Yes
National/international site designation
Local/regional site designations
Protected species present No
Invasive species present Yes
Species of interest
Dominant hydrology Quick run-off
Dominant substrate Silt
River corridor land use Parklands garden
Average bankfull channel width category Less than 2 m
Average bankfull channel width (m)
Average bankfull channel depth category Less than 0.5 m
Average bankfull channel depth (m)
Mean discharge category
Mean annual discharge (m3/s)
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Average channel gradient
Average unit stream power (W/m2)


Project background

Reach length directly affected (m) 500
500 m
0.5 km
50,000 cm
Project started 2011/10/28
Works started 2011/11/01
Works completed 2012/02/17
Project completed
Total cost category more than 10000 k€
Total cost (k€) 126587
126,587 k€
126,587,000 €
Benefit to cost ratio
Funding sources Section 106 (planning gain) and Environment Agency

Cost for project phases

Phase cost category cost exact (k€) Lead organisation Contact forename Contact surname
Investigation and design 5000 - 10000 k€ 10000
10,000 k€
10,000,000 €
Birmingham City Council/ Environment Agency Will Groves
Stakeholder engagement and communication Less than 1 k€ Birmingham City Council Chris Baker
Works and works supervision more than 10000 k€ 126587
126,587 k€
126,587,000 €
Birmingham City Cocncil Iqbal Sangha
Post-project management and maintenance 1000 - 5000 k€ Birmingham City Council Iqbal Sangha
Monitoring 1 - 10 k€ Environment Agency Will Groves



Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure To help the brook self cleanse to mitigate against misconnections.
Hydromorphology Width & depth variation
Biology Invertebrates
Physico-chemical Oxygen balance
Other reasons for the project Improving the local open space and engaging people with the brook so that they look after it in future.


Measures

Structural measures
Bank/bed modifications Bank reprofiling
Floodplain / River corridor Floodplain reconnection
Planform / Channel pattern Creation of braided channel, Channel widening
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Non-structural measures
Management interventions
Social measures (incl. engagement) Community Education
Other Participation in decision process


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