River Tolka constructed wetland and enhancements, Ireland

General
National Id: 
Ireland_001
Site name: 
River Tolka
Summary: 
The River Tolka runs through Dublin, Ireland. A series of measures was applied to the urban sections of the river to slow flood flows, reduce pollution and support wildlife. These included the establishment of retention ponds to manage runoff storage; bank engineering to slow flows and prevent erosion; and planting trees along the river to slow runoff. Two phases of retention pond construction have been carried out, the latter as part of a wider ‘Greenway’ project to develop a green corridor with cycling route.
The in-depth description of the case study: 
Location description: 
The River Tolka is located in eastern Ireland. It flows eastwards through Dublin and in to the Irish sea. The improvement sites are located along the urban reaches of the Tolka, particularly at the Tolka Valley Park.
NUTS Code: 
Southern and Eastern
RBD code: 
IEEA
Transboundary: 
0
Data provider: 
Heather Williams, AMEC
Longitude: 
-6.303277
Latitude: 
53.377121
Last updated: 18 Jun 2015 | Top