Otterhampton Marsh

Year Implemented

2014

Project Type

Regulated tidal exchange

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Parrett

Longitude

-3.0637

Latitude

51.1846

Habitat(s) Created
  • Lagoon

  • Saltmarsh

  • Transitional Grassland

  • Terrestrial habitat (estimate based on aerial image)

Size

84 Hectares

Why Undertaken
Project Description Summary

This RTE forms part of one of the largest coastal wetland creation projects in the UK, the 'Steart Coastal Management Project'. It was undertaken by the Environment Agency with advice and site management by the Wildlfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT). This large scale project was divided into three 'management compartment'; two of these (initially labelled 'D' and 'E') were earmarked for intertidal habitat creation, and one for freshwater wetland creation (compartment 'B'). Area D, the managed realignment compartment ('Steart Marsh'), has a OMReg database record. Area E ('Otterhampton Marsh') is a 84 ha tidal exchange area linked to the estuary by a culvert. The overall project area is 475 ha, including extensive freshwater and terrestrial components.

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