River Prize Applicant: Twineham Project on the Adur

The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust used funding provided by the Environment Agency and Rampion Offshore Wind Ltd to open 4.8km of previously inaccessible river and provide habitat which will allow naturally sustainable fish populations to develop through the site. A total of four weirs were removed, five backwater/refuge habitats created, 10 tonnes of gravel augmented and 6000 trees planted in a unique approach which saw the landowner contracted to undertake the work. A series of earth berms were constructed within the footprint of the existing channel to provide sinuosity and flow dynamics and also provide access to the river for anglers at all water levels. This approach realised a cost saving in excess of £160,000 and has turned a series of linear ponds into a diverse and dynamic river system >>

 

Latest Bulletin

This month we look at the results from our Big Questions survey that delegates answered during this year's Conference. We also look back our latest Members Site Visit and some river restoration articles from the US.