New channel for the River Glaven completed

Wednesday, 24th September 2014

Two years of planning and seven weeks of construction culminated in a spectacular release of water into a new channel for the River Glaven yesterday on the Bayfield Estate in Norfolk.

The project created a new, natural channel for the river which had been running through a brick tunnel for more than 100 years. The new channel is three quarters of a mile log – a very big project !

Tim Jacklin of the WTT was overall project manager, with technical design provided by  Professor Richard Hey.  This was a partnership project with the support of the landowners, Roger and Robin Combe, Norfolk Rivers Trust, the River Glaven  Conservation Group, and funded by the DEFRA Catchment Restoration Fund.

For information on how it was reported in the regional press, including a video, click here.

For more information on the project, check the projects section of our website here.