Alkborough

Year Implemented

2006

Project Type

Managed realignment

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Humber Estuary (N Lincolnshire)

Longitude

-0.6773

Latitude

53.6915

Habitat(s) Created
  • Mudflat

  • Reedbed

  • Saltmarsh

  • Transitional Grassland

  • Wet grassland

Size

370 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Improve Flood Protection

  • Compensation

  • Habitat Creation

Project Description Summary

This project involved one strongly reveted breach (20m wide) with defence lowering over 1,500m . As part of this scheme historic creeks were excavated.

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • ABPmer, 2004. Alkborough Managed Realignment, Phase 2 ADP Survey Report. ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd, Southampton, 31p.
  • Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies (IECS), 2008. Managed Realignment in the Humber Estuary, UK. HARBASINS Report


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