Lepe

Year Implemented

2006

Project Type

Regulated tidal exchange

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Dark Water (Hampshire)

Longitude

-1.3579

Latitude

50.7872

Habitat(s) Created
  • Saltmarsh

Size

4 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Habitat Creation

  • Improve Flood Protection

  • Compensation

Project Description Summary

For this project, an existing leaking tidal flap gate was replaced with a new gate incorporating estuarine apertures (two series of five rectangular holes running vertically along the height of the gate, each fitted with a cover to control the ingress of sea water).

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • Atkins, 2006. Dark Water Tidal Sluice Replacement - Environmental Report. 38p. Produced by ATKINS for the Environment Agency


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