Havergate Island

Year Implemented

2000

Project Type

Managed realignment

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Ore Estuary (Suffolk)

Longitude

1.5364

Latitude

52.0778

Habitat(s) Created
  • Mudflat

  • Saltmarsh

Size

8.1 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Habitat Creation

  • Improve Flood Protection

Project Description Summary

This involved one breach: 10m wide. As part of this scheme artificial creeks were dug; site levelled to ensure full drainage without there being large areas of standing water.

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • Atkinson, P.W., Crooks, S., Grant, A., Rehfish, M.M., 2001. The success of creation and restoration schemes in producing intertidal habitat suitable for waterbirds. No. 425, English Nature, Peterborough, 167p.
  • Lamberth, C., Haycock, N., 2001. Regulated tidal exchange. Phase II report. Case studies and guidelines for the assessment of sites capable of supporting a saline wetland creation project using regulated tidal exchange techniques. Haycock associates Ltd., St. Albans.
  • Wolters, M., Garbutt, A., Bakker, J.P., 2005. Salt-marsh restoration: evaluating the success of de-embankments in north-west Europe. Biological Conservation 123(22), 249-268.


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