Barking Creek (Barking Barrier)

Year Implemented

2006

Project Type

Managed realignment

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Barking Creek, Thames Estuary (Greater London )

Longitude

0.0969

Latitude

51.5167

Habitat(s) Created
  • Mudflat

  • Saltmarsh

Size

1 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Habitat Creation

  • Demonstration or Pilot Project

  • Flood Storage Provision

Project Description Summary

This project involved a retreat of flood defence . As part of this scheme slopes were excavated to a gradient <1:7, clay-capping, new site entrance, two seating/viewing areas with information boards, 310 new footpath.

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • Environment Agency Estuary edges ecological design guidance; see case studies 2 & 3 in 'Bioengineered designs' document
  • Environment Agency, 2007. Living Wetlands awards 2007 Lower River Roding Regeneration Project Summary Report.


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