Hesketh Out Marsh West

Year Implemented

2008

Project Type

Managed realignment

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Ribble Estuary (Lancashire)

Longitude

-2.8876

Latitude

53.7203

Habitat(s) Created
  • Lagoon

  • Mudflat

  • Saltmarsh

  • Transitional Grassland

Size

180 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Habitat Creation

  • Improve Flood Protection

  • Compensation

Project Description Summary

This involved four breaches (80, 48, 80 & 40m wide). As part of this scheme a netwok of 15km of creeks were excavated (widths ranging from 17 to 2m) - essentially reinstating historic creek system (most of which had been destroyed due to arable works); 11 saline lagoons excavated; field boundary ditches infilled.

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