Essex Rivers Hub

Reprofile to create natural bank structure

The area seems to have been dredged in the past so that the banks are steep sided. Reprofiling the banks in places to create a more gradual gradient will create a more natural structure to the channel. It will also create better conectivity to inchannel and bankside habitats.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Blackwater

WFD water body status

Poor

WFD overall status objective

To achieve Good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Improving inchannel and bankside habitat

Benefiting species and/or habitats

Reducing the gradient of the banks will allow more plants communities to develop in these areas and create additional habitats for other species

Total area surveyed

All accessible areas of the Blackwater

Contact for more information

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Funding source

None at present

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo            Essex Biodiversity Project logo

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust