Lake restoration

Code: 
N12
Sector: 
Hydro Morphology
The complete description of the NWRM: 
Summary: 

A Lake is a water retention facility. It can store water (for flood control) and provide water for many purposes such as water supply, irrigation, fisheries, tourism, etc. In addition, it serves as a sink for carbon storage and provides important habitats for numerous species of plants and animals, including waders. In the past, lakes have sometimes been drained to free the land for agriculture purposes, or have simply not been maintained and have silted up. Restoring lakes consists in enhancing their structure and functioning where they have been drained in former times.

Possible benefits with level: 
Benefitssort descending Level
BP1 - Store runoff High
BP2 - Slow runoff Medium
BP3 - Store river water High
BP4 - Slow river water Medium
BP5 - Increase evapotranspiration Low
BP6 - Increase infiltration and/or groundwater recharge Low
BP7 - Increase soil water retention Low
BP9 - Intercept pollution pathways Low
BP10 - Reduce erosion and/or sediment delivery High
BP11 - Improve soils Low
BP12 - Create aquatic habitat High
BP13 - Create riparian habitat High
ES1 - Water storage High
ES2 - Fish stocks and recruiting High
ES3 - Natural biomass production High
ES4 - Biodiversity preservation High
ES6 - Groundwater/aquifer recharge Medium
ES7 - Flood risk reduction Medium
ES8 - Erosion/sediment control High
ES9 - Filtration of pollutants Low
ES10 - Recreational opportunities High
ES11 - Aesthetic/cultural value High
PO1 - Improving status of biology quality elements High
PO2 - Improving status of physico-chemical quality elements Medium
PO3 - Improving status of hydromorphology quality elements Medium
PO4 - Improving chemical status and priority substances Low
PO6 - Improving chemical status Low
PO5 - Improving quantitative status Low
PO7 - Prevent surface water status deterioration Medium
PO8 - Prevent groundwater status deterioration Low
PO9 - Take adequate and co-ordinated measures to reduce flood risks Medium
PO10 - Protection of important habitats High
PO11 - Better protection for ecosystems and more use of Green Infrastructure High
PO13 - Better management of fish stocks High
PO14 - Prevention of biodiversity loss High
Last updated: 09 Jun 2015 | Top