Publications on River Restoration in Europe

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Removal of the Maisons-Rouges dam over the River Vienne

Restoration of river continuity for the return of large migratory fish.

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Refilling the meanders of the Colostre

The Colostre is a tributary of the River Verdon. It is 36 km in length and drains a catchment area of 215 km². This typically Mediterranean river experiences very low water levels upstream of Riez and flash flooding due to storms.


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Removal of twenty small structures and diversification of the main channel of the River Couasnon

The River Couasnon flows into the River Authion in two arms after a journey of 39.6 kilometres. The 14 km upstream of the Baugé urban area are classified as a fi shery in the first category and the rest of the river is classified as second category. The river was resized and straightened during the 1970s and 1980s. Numerous hydraulic structures line the river and affect its hydraulic operations. 27 flaps and 5 fl ow splits were installed for agricultural requirements in addition to the 11 mills that already existed. Approximately two-thirds of he Couasnon’s flows are diverted into the mill structures and reaches.

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Removal of the Kernansquillec dam over the River Léguer

The Léguer is a small river in Brittany which flows over 58 km into the English Channel after crossing the town of Lannion. The 280 km² catchment area consists of a narrow, entrenched granite valley. This first-category watercourse, classified as a “river with migratory fish” (rivière à poissons migrateurs) under the French legislation, is one of the region’s most renowned


salmon rivers.






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SDAGE et Urbanisme

Nouveau guide "SDAGE et Urbanisme" : comment concilier urbanisation et gestion de l’eau?

New Guide "integrated water management and Urbanism": how to reconcile urbanisation and water management?
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