6. Sheffield Park (MORPH)

Themes: Fisheries; Natural rivers

Objectives:

  • 2. All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified.
  • 10. Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment.

Project description

One of the 15 priority sites for appraisal and improvement in the Middle Ouse Restoration of Physical Habitats (MORPH) project.

One of the first sites of the MORPH project to be progressed, the Sheffield Park restoration work has reinstated the original meandering route of this stretch of the middle Ouse.  This replaces a section of canalised channel, which still exists and holds water as a refuge for fish.  In addition, the wet meadow habitat next to the meanders has been restored.

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Project type: River restoration
WFD status: Moderate
WFD overall status objective: Good
Benefiting species/habitats: Fish, in-channel and marginal aquatic flora and fauna
Total area covered by project: Middle Ouse
Project lead: OART
Project partners: Environment Agency
Funding source: Environment Agency
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Project start: September 2012
Project end: September 2013
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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.