Fluvial Design Guide - Chapter 8

Works in the river channel

Key references

Cranfield University (1999). Waterway bank protection: a guide to erosion assessment and management, Environment Agency R&D Publication 11. Environment Agency.

Provides a logical framework to assess the causes of bank erosion and then the options available to manage that erosion. The solutions range from ‘do nothing’ through fencing to ‘soft’ revetment and ultimately hard engineering but, by following the framework, an ‘over-engineered’ solution can be avoided.

Environment Agency (2009). Trash and security screens: a guide for flood risk management. Environment Agency.

A comprehensive guide to the design, operation and maintenance of trash and security screens, including how to size a screen to suit the anticipated debris load.

Ramsbottom, D, Day, R and Rickard, C (1997). Culvert design guide, Report R168. CIRIA.

This comprehensive guide covers the hydraulic design of new culverts and the hydraulic analysis of existing culverts. It also has comprehensive coverage of the practical aspects of designing and constructing culverts. It is due to be replaced in 2009 by the Culvert design and operation guide, an extended and updated guide which will cover the management of existing culverts, including repairs and rehabilitation.

River Restoration Centre (2002). Manual of river restoration techniques [online]. RRC. Available from: http://www.therrc.co.uk/rrc_manual_pdf.php.

The first edition of the manual (1999) was dedicated to the techniques utilised in restoring the Rivers Cole and Skerne in 1995. The updated version incorporates over 20 techniques taken from 15 different projects and covering examples from a range of river types. The techniques are arranged in 11 separate parts of the manual, each encompassing a significant activity or objective that may typically be included in a restoration project brief (for example, Part 4 Revetting and supporting river banks). Each part contains examples of techniques that may be useful in achieving the objective (for example, Part 4.1 Spiling revetment).


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