Case study:Taming the Tame

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Project overview

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Status Complete
Project web site http://http://www.tamevalleywetlands.co.uk/
Themes Environmental flows and water resources, Fisheries, Habitat and biodiversity, Water quality, Urban
Country England
Main contact forename Tracey
Main contact surname Doherty
Main contact user ID User:TameValley
Contact organisation Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Contact organisation web site http://http://www.tamevalleywetlands.co.uk/
Partner organisations Environment Agency, Tamworth Borough Council, Tameside Wildlife Conservation Group, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
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tame valley

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To create a backwater channel linked to the River Tame to create an important habitat and refuge for fish. The project aims to complete river restoration aspirations at Tameside Local Nature Reserve in Tamworth. This follows the original project started in 2009 by the EA, Tamworth BC and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust which pulled back bank, created 10 scrapes and small ponds as well as creating a fish refuge linkage into smiley face pool. The second phase of delivery which was not carried out was to create a linked backwater channel on the right bank of the reserve. This channel will create additional and important habitat for fish and fry while also being profiled in such a way to be attractive to any remnant water vole population that exists or which may be re- introduced in the future. The island created from the work will be an important refuge for ground nesting birds.

View the project video on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=1R95ViXTC_0

Monitoring surveys and results

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WFD baseline data River profile surveys Drone images from above before and after - aerial Fixed point photos before and after land

Fish survey in new channel and invertebrate surveys to be carried out 2018 to see what is in the channel

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Humber
River basin Tame Anker and Mease

Subcatchment

River name River Tame from R Blythe to River Anker
Area category 100 - 1000 km²
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Maximum altitude category 100 - 200 m
Maximum altitude (m) 134
134 m
0.134 km
13,400 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Arable and Horticulture
Waterbody ID GB104028046440



Other case studies in this subcatchment: Prologis Midpoint Park river restoration scheme


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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure
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Bank/bed modifications Channel reprofiling
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Planform / Channel pattern Habitat creation, Habitat restoration, Creation of an island
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