Hesketh Out Marsh East

Year Implemented

2017

Project Type

Managed realignment

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Ribble Estuary

Longitude

-2.86751557617185

Latitude

53.7284484599882

Habitat(s) Created
  • Lagoon

  • Mudflat

  • Saltmarsh

Size

160 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Flood Risk Management

  • Habitat Creation

Project Description Summary

The ‘Hesketh Out Marsh East’ realignment project was created through seawall breaching in September 2017. It was undertaken as a partnership between the RSPB, Natural England and the Environment Agency. It lies directly alongside ‘Hesketh Out Marsh West’ that was created in 2008. Together these two sites now form a 340 hectare (840 acre) new coastal reserve that is managed by the RSPB. This project was designed to restore marshes (the land historically claimed from the estuary) and reduce the flood risk to more than 140 properties and 300 hectares of prime farmland nearby.

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