Estuary Edges

Case Studies

Dartford Creek Erosion Protection

Grid Reference TQ5351577063

Figure 1: Map of Estuary edges sites pinpointing Dartford Creek Erosion Protection; inset graphics include Google Earth aerial photo of site and chart extract of Site (heights in metres relative to Chart Datum).

This example is arguably not an enhancement for biodiversity as the creek already existed and it is purely soft engineering to prevent erosion/movement of a meander. However, useful learning can be made from the brushwood fascines and brush-packing which, unlike the 3 most downstream Barking Creek Sites: A13 Frogmore, Beckton Sewage Treat Works and Creekmouth was used in conjunction with metal wire over the top.

1. Introduction
2. Aerial photo and as-built drawings: plan view and cross-sectional view
3. Environmental
4. Social, Litter, Safety and Navigation
5. Engineering
6. Conclusions