14. Restoring the Stort at Hunsdon Mead
Themes: Flow; Habitats and wildlife
- To maintain sufficient flow to support a healthy river ecosystem
- To maintain and enhance the river's natural habitats and wildlife
To restore the River Stort adjacent to Hunsdon Mead SSSI.
This project will restore over 700 metres of the River Stort to improve habitats for otters, bats, water Voles, fish and dragonflies in particular. The project will selectively open up the river to increase the amount of submerged, marginal and bankside vegetation. Where possible flows will be increased through manipulating the channel to increase scour, exposing gravels as spawning habitat for fish.