Essex Rivers Hub

Willow bank protection & other measures, Buttsbury

In 2012 the Environment Agency carried out work on the River Wid downstream of Buttsbury Ford.  The Operations team incorporated woody debris, flow deflectors and the use of willow harvested on site as bank protection.  

These techniques ensured that Environment Agency maintenance work had ecological as well as flood risk benefits without incurring additional cost.

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RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Wid

WFD water body status

Moderate

Project type

Restoration

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