28 & 29 July; The weir and under the railway bridge
As we entered the last few days of the work it was time for more gravel and topsoil deliveries. A pool was dug downstream of the old weir and silt moved back from the channel to fill in beside the weir.
The area was gravelled and the old weir disappeared from view.
The sediment trapping mats were moved back, along with sediment trapped there, to become part of the bank. This will be planted with shade tolerant sedge species.
The mats had worked well and had held back much of the larger sediment particles.
Their work now finished Karl and Tim stand proudly by their masterpiece!
All is now ready for our volunteers to plant the banks up on 31 July!
Watch this space for more updates!
This event was supported by the WATER project selected within the scope of the INTERREG IVA France (Channel) – England cross-border European cooperation programme, co-financed by the ERDF.