Projects

Mapped below are all of the projects being proposed or delivered by our partners. These are separated by sub-catchment from north to south:

Wissey

CamEO's Water Sensitive Farming

As part of a catchment wide initiative to tackle rural diffuse pollution from agriculture, CamEO's farm advisor, Ed Bramham-Jones, is collaborating with landowners on and around the Lark to discuss sediment erosion.

Pollution Control

Thompson Water has been left polluted from nearby land run-off. This has causes excessive water soldier growth in the summer followed by water quality issues. A project to remove the water soldier periodically is currently being developed.

River Restoration & Floodplain Reconnection

Norfolk Rivers Trust project to improve a section of the Upper Wissey with the MOD - complete.

Pollution Pathway Investigation

Environment Agency driven walkover with Norfolk Rivers Trust in the Upper Wissey. Aims to identify pollution pathways and sediment movement to target water sensitive farming efforts.

Little Ouse & Thet

Topsoils

A pilot project between Anglian Water and The Rivers Trust working with local landowners to consider realistic business options to prevent groundwater contamination with nitrate.

CamEO Water Sensitive Farming

As part of a catchment wide initiative to tackle rural diffuse pollution from agriculture, CamEO's farm advisor, Ed Bramham-Jones, is collaborating with landowners on and around the Lark to discuss sediment erosion.

Lark

Water Resources East (WRE)

Driven by Anglian Water - WRE aims to understand how different water users can integrate their business planning to ensure that abstraction is sustainable for everyone in the catchment.

Invasive Species Control

The River Lark Catchment Partnership are currently focussing on community driven control of Himalayan Balsam.

River Restoration

Restoration is a cornerstone of partnership activity in the Lark, with both fishing clubs actively restoring sections.

Urban River Restoration

Sections of the Lark are currently concrete culverts rather than rivers. The River Lark Catchment Partnership is currently working to restore these.

CamEO Water Sensitive Farming

As part of a catchment wide initiative to tackle rural diffuse pollution from agriculture, CamEO's farm advisor, Ed Bramham-Jones, is collaborating with landowners on and around the Lark to discuss sediment erosion.

Fresh Water Watch

A catchment-scale project looking to empower community monitoring of the rivers through simple phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment kits. Driven by Ian Hawkins, Bury St. Edmunds Trout Club.

Lower Cam

Relining the River

Project concept - Investigate solutions of relining the Coldham’s Brook/Coldham’s Common channel to prevent water loss to the parallel urban drainage ditch. Currently the natural course is dry for much of the year. Cost - £100,000

Investigate and Reverse Bank Erosion

Aim to understand the underlying reasons for erosion on the Grantchester and Ditton Meadows and prevent it from occurring - issue appears to be from dog walking. Cost - £40,000

Fish Passage

On Sheep’s Green and Coe Fen Local Nature Reserves - Investigate feasibility and public support for restoring sections of natural river bank and the original watercourses across the reserve. Look at the value and practicality of installing a fish pass to aid fish passage along the Cam. Cost - £5-10,000 feasibility £100-200,000 works

Invasive Species Removal

Continued effort by partners in Cambridge to remove floating pennywort, mink and himalayan balsam.

Cam, Rhee and Granta

Flood Protection

On the River Granta, Linton: Undertake topographical surveys and flood modelling to understand flow patterns. Create a flood storage area on farmland upstream of Linton and the A1309 Create a flood storage area on parish owned land in Leadwell Meadows / pocket Park Provide habitat gain in the form of new marginal and floodplain habitats Improve habitat capacity of River Granta through suitable soft bank protection, meander point bar creation and low-level flood pathways through tight bends (ie on and downstream of Linton recreation ground) Improve fish passage over amenity weirs through Linton. Cost - £144,000

River Restoration

A series of improvements have been completed on the Hoffer Brook - installing woody debris and gravel with communities to restore the river.

Enable fish passage

At Barrington/Foxton road bridge, Create a simple and easy fish passage through the bridge by narrowing the channel and raising the water level. Cost - <£1,000

Flood Meadow Restoration

Project designed on the River Rhee, Shepreth Riverside Walk aiming to restore 4ha of flood meadow to benefit river wildlife. Cost - £52,000

Removal of Bulbeck Mill

Improve fish migration and increase accessibility by installing a gravel shoal/riffle in place of the mill. Cost - £14,000 + risk

River Restoration

Works on the River Rhee, Clock Holt, Haslingfield planned to increase in-channel habitat heterogeneity to provide increased habitat diversity for aquatic plants, macro-invertebrates and fish. Cost - £44,000

Water Storage

Feasibility study to assess the possibility of new water storage to supply summer irrigation and flood protect during peak flows.Cost - £10,000