Reconnection of oxbow lakes and similar features

Code: 
N07
Sector: 
Hydro Morphology
The complete description of the NWRM: 
Summary: 

An oxbow lake is an ancient meander that was cut off from the river, thus creating a small lake with a U form. Reconnecting it with the river consists in removing terrestrial lands between both water bodies, therefore favouring the overall functioning of the river by restoring lateral connectivity, diversifying flows and cleaning the river section of the present oxbow for a better  water retention during floods.

Possible benefits with level: 
Benefits Levelsort descending
BP1 - Store runoff High
BP3 - Store river water High
BP4 - Slow river water High
BP12 - Create aquatic habitat High
ES4 - Biodiversity preservation High
ES8 - Erosion/sediment control High
PO3 - Improving status of hydromorphology quality elements High
PO9 - Take adequate and co-ordinated measures to reduce flood risks High
PO10 - Protection of important habitats High
PO11 - Better protection for ecosystems and more use of Green Infrastructure High
PO14 - Prevention of biodiversity loss High
BP2 - Slow runoff High
BP6 - Increase infiltration and/or groundwater recharge High
BP10 - Reduce erosion and/or sediment delivery High
ES10 - Recreational opportunities Low
PO1 - Improving status of biology quality elements Low
BP5 - Increase evapotranspiration Low
BP8 - Reduce pollutant sources Low
BP11 - Improve soils Low
ES3 - Natural biomass production Low
PO2 - Improving status of physico-chemical quality elements Low
PO8 - Prevent groundwater status deterioration Low
PO12 - More sustainable agriculture and forestry Low
ES1 - Water storage Medium
ES2 - Fish stocks and recruiting Medium
ES6 - Groundwater/aquifer recharge Medium
ES7 - Flood risk reduction Medium
ES9 - Filtration of pollutants Medium
ES11 - Aesthetic/cultural value Medium
PO7 - Prevent surface water status deterioration Medium
PO13 - Better management of fish stocks Medium
BP7 - Increase soil water retention Medium
BP9 - Intercept pollution pathways Medium
ES5 - Climate change adaptation and mitigation Medium
PO4 - Improving chemical status and priority substances Medium
PO5 - Improving quantitative status Medium
PO6 - Improving chemical status Medium
Last updated: 08 Jun 2015 | Top