Horstergrub sediment management, Belgium

General
National Id: 
Belgium_02
Site name: 
Gravenvoeren
Summary: 
This measure is located near the village of Gravenvoeren in eastern Belgium. It was a low-cost project to retain mudstreams/erosion consequences by the building of a horizontal dyke/dams at the bottom in the valley, which will retain the water longer in the valley, so reducing runoff and sediment transport to the villages downstream. Additionally they changed crop growing from corn to grasslands to help reduce erosion.
Location description: 
The site is located in a rural location on the Horstregrub stream, upstream of the village of Gravenvoeren. It is located in the catchment of the River Voer, which is itself a tributary of the Meuse.
NUTS Code: 
Prov. Limburg (BE)
RBD code: 
BEMaas_VL
Transboundary: 
1
Data provider: 
Heather Williams and Chris Binje, AMEC
NWRM(s) implemented in the case study: 
Longitude: 
5.7720445
Latitude: 
50.7585409
Last updated: 12 Jan 2015 | Top