River restoration of the lower Aurino in Italy > Barrier #1864

Barrier type
Attitude of the public
Barrier role
secondary barrier
In one case, the original plan had to be modified for acceptability issues. In the S. Giorgio/ Brunico site, the original project included a larger intervention (widening of the river bed + reactivation of an old branch of the Aurino stream). This would have implied clearing a large area of riparian forest (0.5 ha, 1/3 of the total forest area). Despite the fact that the riparian forest was classified as irreversibly degraded, such a massive forest clearing in a sensitive and densely populated area would not have been accepted. Therefore the reactivation of the old branch was substituted with the creation of a smaller dead branch, which is only 100 m long.


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