Manual of River Restoration Techniques
The first edition of the manual was dedicated to the techniques that were utilised in restoring the rivers Cole and Skerne in the autumn of 1995, which is documented in the Rivers of the Future video. It was RRC's intention that the manual would be expanded to include additional techniques drawn from other notable projects, particularly those that feature different types of rivers, e.g. upland areas. The first of these 'updates' was published in 2002 and includes an additional 20 techniques, taken from 15 different projects. These additions begin to increase the range of river types covered by the manual.
The techniques are presented in 11 separate parts of the manual, each part encompassing a significant activity, or objective, that may typically be included in a restoration project brief, e.g. Part 2: Enhancing redundanct river channels. Each part comprises examples of techniques that may be useful in achieving the specific objectives, e.g. Technique 2.2: Creation of backwaters.
For an example of a double page spread from the manual please click on one of the three images below
|Creation of backwaters, River Cole|
|Narrowing with aquatic ledges, River Skerne|
|Fords and stock watering point, River Cole|
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