A low flow resilience project focused on the Batchley Brook in the Warwickshire Avon catchment.
The aim of the project is to mitigate low flows on the Batchley Brook in the Warwickshire Avon catchment area by improving ecological resilience. The Batchley Brook lies North West of Redditch and flows into the River Arrow, a key tributary for the River Avon, which joins the River Severn at Tewkesbury.
This project is all about re-naturalising the river channel and helping the brook and surrounding land to hold more water making it more resilient in times of drought and flood. Work will include:
- Re-meandering the watercourse
- Installation of woody debris
- In-channel habitat creation
- Bank stabilisation and livestock exclusion
- Floodplain reconnection work including attenuation pools.
Funding for the project comes from Severn Trent Water via the WINEP obligations, and investment from the Environment Agency.