Crosthwaite de-culvert commences

We have just started delivery work on a de-culverting project that SCRT have been working towards for several months, at Crosthwaite.

The project is in two stages, working with two separate landowners to remove a significant proportion of the current culvert. The works starting this week, aim to remove approx 140 metres of buried watercourse. This will mean improvements to in-channel and physical habitats as well as restoration of natural processes, which will in time benefit plants, invertebrates and other aquatic organisms.

There will be more pictures to follow, as the project work develops but for now here are a few to whet your appetite…