The River Yoe raised flood embankments in Somerset had become degraded by cattle. Willow Spiling was inappropriate and the Salix option adopted. The the erosion protection against the river flow and cattle was achieved with NAG C350 on the new slope for grass root anchorage and the new reed margin from the Pre-Established Coir Roll anchored at the waterline.
The river was silting up and speeding the flow removes excess silt to create greater habitat diversity. The channel was narrowed from 6 meters wide to 3m wide by installing Pre-Established Reeds in Coir Rolls and Pre-Established Coir Pallets alternating reed margins creating a sinuous low flow channel. Faggots placed as angled stub groins accrete but created a central channel of clean faster flowing water.