Cain Bio-Engineering undertake stream and riverbank works for domestic landowners including erosion protection, habitat enhancement and river restoration. No project is considered too small for our involvement.
The example below showcases a mill leat improvement/restoration to improve aquatic and marginal habitat.
Before Construction: Over widened and artificially straightened channel.
During Construction: Installation of bank toe protection with a Coirnet (post and geotextile) bank revetment and regrading of banks.
After Construction: Completed project showing sinuosity reintroduced to the channel.
After Construction: Ranunculus planting becoming established within the chalk stream.
Follow-up: Marginal and aquatic plants have become firmly established.
Follow-up: Restoration to a ‘natural’ chalk stream
Follow-up: The stream has developed a natural chalk stream appearance with a gravel bottom and a profusion of Ranunculus growing within channel.