SU2011 : Newly raised stream bed, Amberslade Bottom

taken 4 years ago, near to Linwood, Hampshire, Great Britain

Newly raised stream bed, Amberslade Bottom
Newly raised stream bed, Amberslade Bottom
The bed of the stream has been raised with hoggin. However, the stream, it seems, continues to flow as before, so that the stream bed becomes dry downstream (towards the camera) of the tree.
Amberslade & Broomy Inclosure stream restoration :: SU2010
A plan of work by the Forestry Commission, financed under the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, to undo the damage caused by drainage works in the 19th century. Those works involved straightening and deepening naturally meandering streams, resulting in increased flow rates, erosion and separation of the stream from its flood plain. The plan involves raising the stream bed, restoring old meanders, and filling in drainage ditches.

A similar but larger scheme was carried out at Warwickslade Cutting ( LinkExternal link ) in 2009 and was successful. Subsequent schemes carried out or planned for the part of the New Forest north of the A31 have proved more controversial. In particular, the plan to restore Latchmore Brook has been strongly opposed by a local action group.

This Amberslade & Broomy Inclosure scheme builds upon restoration work done earlier upstream in Amberslade Bottom. The present scheme was carried out between May and June 2015 and the photographs here therefore show the result shortly after completion of the works, but with insufficient time allowed for naturalisation.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 September, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 26 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
Stream 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2008 1101 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.8934N 1:42.9503W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2008 1101
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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