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River and floodplain management

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River and floodplain management measures involve the restoration of a stretch of river and/or its associated floodplain to a more natural functioning state. This can include channel re-meandering or channel feature reinstatement (e.g. measures to restore channel river bars). Where redundant embankments are present, it may also be possible to breach, set back or remove these embankments, restore floodplain connectivity and re-activate floodplain features. Where naturally occurring wood is absent from a river, leaky barriers can be installed. These help attenuate flood flows by slowing and deflecting flow out of the channel on to the floodplain, thereby increasing water storage.

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A new policy note has been published by the Centre of Expertise for Waters on "Better Buffer Design, Placement and Management". The publication was produced by the James Hutton Institute and...
The 23rd Annual River Restoration Centre Conference will take place at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire on the 28 and 29th June 2022. The theme of this years conference is "Making river...
A report has just been published by CREW on "Moderating extremes in water availability in Scotland: a review of the role of functioning wetlands". The aim of the research was to review the...

Literature

This report (published by CREW) provides a review and analysis of information on the passage by fish at wooden obstacles (woody placements), used for flood management, in Scotland.

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