Kieran project managed the options appraisal and detailed design phases of removing the weir at Lowthorpe following comprehensive modelling, botanical and fluvial surveys and subsequent stakeholder consultation. The plan was implemented by Natural England and the Rivers Trust, improving the flow regime and WFD status within the SSSI.
Kieran technically led on this project which involved the bypassing of a failing weir, which was left in-situ. The final implemented scheme resulted in the re-occupation of a palaeochannel: it included rocky cascades and pool features to aid fish passage, based on analogues observed up and downstream on the Clerkenwater.
Kieran was the project manager on this commission for the Environment Agency. This was a multi-disciplinary study involving ecology, geomorphology, archaeology, flood modelling and contaminated land assessment. Following landowner and stakeholder consultation, detailed design was undertaken for the preferred options: CWD input in combination with bank removal.