This project was developed with West Cumbria Rivers Trust and funded by The Greggs Foundation. The brief for the site was to create a variety of structures using materials onsite to offer a showcase of options and techniques whilst thinning the woodlands to provide better understory and structure. Three dams were created in two styles.
1. Low impact large woody debris installation, creating interlocking debris with cable fail-safe’s.
2. Live willow structures, locally coppiced and woven to create strong, effective leaky dams that have an indefinite life span.
The site continues to be monitored and modified when high flows are observed.