Green Bank Engineering – Solving Diffuse Pollution Problems

On the way back up the Girvan catchment yesterday, we stopped in the middle reaches to check progress of our green bank engineering that was installed in April 2016. Β This area of the Girvan contributed tonnes of silt and fine sediment to the river each year and had a huge impact on fish spawning habitat and juvenile production. Water quality suffered from sediment and nutrient inputs. Historically, the river had been straightened and levied 100 – 150 years ago to allow improvements for agriculture. Restoration and re-meandering wasn’t an option and costs would have been astronomical. Straightened rivers will re…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Green Bank Engineering – Solving Diffuse Pollution Problems