Affinity Water is working with Luton Borough Council and local communities to improve the biodiversity and landscape of local chalk streams, a globally-rare habitat.
Affinity Water will be undertaking river restoration work at The Moor between September and December 2019. A new river channel will meander further into the park with wetland areas created to increase flood capacity. A backwater will provide fish a refuge from high flows and pollution events. The river enhancement work will improve the habitat for fish, plants and insects.
A new river landscape through The Moor, with
• an improved appearance
• enhanced opportunities to engage with the river
• better habitats for fish, plants and invertebrates
• an increased capacity for high flows in the river, reducing the likelihood of flooding to local properties
To find out more, visit the website.
An artist's impression of the proposed river landscape