The weir in the River Deben at Brandeston, could be removed and replaced with a series of riffles by March 2016. Downstream, a mix of carefully designed riverine features, such as riffles and pools, large woody debris, riverside planting and new backwaters will be created along a 3.5 km reach of currently over-managed watercourse. Existing aquatic and riverine habitats will be improved and new ones created, improving water quality and ecological diversity. Fencing will be installed at specific points where we know poaching to be a problem. The project will create and install ten in river features including back channels, channel realignment, in river features and tree planting. Two km of stock fencing will be installed at Ufford.
ESWI Catchment Improvement Projects
- Deben Headwaters Diffuse Pollution Management
- Sandlings Diffuse Pollution Management
- Easement of Barriers to Fish at Bramford
- Other Initiatives