Shotley Foreshore

Year Implemented

2003

Project Type

Beneficial use of dredged sediment

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Orwell Estuary (Suffolk)

Longitude

1.2742

Latitude

51.9672

Habitat(s) Created
Size

4 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Habitat Enhancement

Project Description Summary

This project was undertaken in tandem with the Trimley Foreshore recharge work on the opposite bank of the estuary. A total of around 15,000m3 of dredged gravel and silt was placed on site. These were retained using clay and gravel bunds. The work was done through amphibious excavations and placement of mud through rainbow disposal.

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • Defra and the Environment Agency, 2004. Saltmarsh Management Manual.


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