Agency repairs Huntspill River banks after winter erosion
to repair the banks of the Huntspill River near Burnham-On-Sea
has been underway by the Environment Agency this week.
Huntspill River Forms part of the Bridgwater Bay National Nature
Reserve and, as riparian landowners of the river, the Environment
Agency oversee management of the river banks.
agency has been carrying out work along the river bank in recent
weeks to strengthen the banks following erosion.
works involved reprofiling the bank face and replanting reeds
and withies. The work was necessary due to the erosion of the
banks by wind driven wave action," spokeswoman Clare Frank
erosion repair work was required to ensure the safety of the public
using our land."
addition we have been able to improve the habitat along this stretch
by carrying out the planting works and varying the profile of
the bank face."
the Environment Agency is currently consulting on its River Basin
Management Plan, which is a chance for local people to let the
Environment Agency know how they think water bodies such as rivers,
lakes, ponds and reservoirs should be managed in the future. Click
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