Salix Completes River Nar Project

Working with the Norfolk Rivers Trust and cbec, Salix has just completed a project that will help improve wildlife habitats on a section of the chalk River Nar at Pentney, near Kings Lynn in west Norfolk.

According to Salix, the whole river is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and in recent years, the management of the River Nar has been subject to extensive investigation and consultation.

For the project, the company has re-graded the river’s channel in a 440-meter section using gravel, excavated several pools, re-profiled the banks and introduced large wood features to create more variance in the river’s profile, improving the hydraulic variability and consequently the range of habitat.

Emily Long, of the Norfolk Rivers Trust, said: “Chalk-streams are globally rare river systems and the River Nar is arguably Norfolk’s most unspoilt and beautiful chalk river.”

She added that the works are part of a plan designed to help preserve and enhance the River Nar rich and diverse ecology, achieving what is termed “Good Ecological Status or Potential” under the European Water Framework Directive.

 

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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