Large Woody Debris (LWD) on the Dee Catchment

July 20, 2018

The use of Large Woody Debris is becoming increasingly recognised as an important management tool for accelerating the rehabilitation of degraded watercourses by:

Providing habitat for fish – LWD helps provide shelter from high velocity flows, shade, feeding, spawning and nursery sites, as well as refuges from predators.

Creating diverse habitats, by adding complexity to the channel and helping to create pools and gravel beds.

Supporting invertebrate life cycles by trapping nutrients for key species groups such as mayflies, stoneflies and caddis species.    

River Operations Manager, Edwin Third explains how we are using LWD on the Dee catchment.

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