Cricket Field Ford Project

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To reduce downstream sedimentation during flooding and halt further bank erosion, a ford was reinstated at the Cricket Field beat in Congerstone

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Bank reinstatement involved rebuilding and regrading the bank slopes, adding stone and live willow to prevent further erosion. The live willow hedge also provides a barrier against poachers accessing the river at this point.

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Finished work has created a section of fast flowing river over a gravel bed now hosting a multitude of plant and insect life, essential to the health of the river and the wildlife it supports

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