Ryan's Field

Year Implemented

1995

Project Type

Regulated tidal exchange

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Hayle (Cornwall)

Longitude

-5.4331

Latitude

50.1764

Habitat(s) Created
  • Lagoon

  • Saltmarsh

  • Transitional Grassland

Size

6.2 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Habitat Creation

Project Description Summary

This involved the installation of one sluice: 1.07m x 0.865m . As part of this scheme a lagoon was excavated (further deepened in 1997 to provide permanent areas of deep water for fish to breed), also a connecting ditch and moats were excavated around 4 islands (3 topped with imported shingle).

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • 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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