Case Studies

Flex MSE installation River Test, Romsey

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting were contracted to replace the failing wooden revetment with Flex MSE on River Test SSSI. This system allows walls to be built using Flex MSE bags. These bags can be planted in and hydro-seeded, creating a long lasting, green structure that will prevent the loss of river bank from erosion.

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Warminster Park River Restoration

Five Rivers were contracted to restore a section of river in Warminster park. We removed 300m of failing wooden revetment and replaced with bioengineering solution.

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Bristol Avon Riverbank Repair

Bank protection and oak cladding for residential re-development project on the Bristol Avon, innovative re-use of large woody material to main habitat benefits.

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Erosion protection on the River Nadder

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting were contracted to install bio-engineered bank erosion protection to prevent on the River Nadder

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Abstraction monitoring

Our team carried out aquatic monitoring required to investigate the impact of abstraction. Our multidisciplinary team of ecologists undertook fully quantitative electric fishing, macrophyte surveys using LEAFPACS2 methodology and macroinvertebrate sample collection across two seasons. Our high quality data will be used to inform water resource management decisions.

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Large scale fish removal

Large scale fish removal delivered on behalf of a utility company, required as part of a water recycling centre upgrade. Using a range of fish sampling methodology fish were removed from eight lagoons and trans-located to a receptor recreational fishery.

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Rock Ramp Fish Pass Sheep’s Green

Ambitious project to provide multi-species fish passage through the center of Cambridge through installation of rock ramp fish pass and in river habitat improvements in a busy urban park. Fish passage improvement is on one of the many tools to improve Water Framework Directive status and provided important connectivity for previously fragmented fish populations.

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Bio engineered erosion protection on the River Rother, East Sussex

We carried out bank stabilisation works over a stretch of 800m for the Environment Agency on the ‘Udiam banks’ between Udiam Drain and the River Rother.

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Coppicing on the River Bewl, Kent

Working for Southern Water Services we carried out coppicing works on the banks of the River Bewl within the National Trust’s Scotney Castle Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Low Cost Baffle Installation, River Lambourn SAC

We carried out a project to install low cost recycled plastic ‘baffles’ onto an Environment Agency gauging weir on the River Lambourn SSSI / SAC at Welford in Berkshire to improve fish passage.

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