Good practice management of in-channel sediments

References and suggested further reading

Agate, E. and Brooks, A. (2003) Waterways and wetlands: a practical manual.  British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. 

Bridle, R., Greenwood, S., Newman, M. and Moysey, D. (2001) Floods and flood alleviation at Melton Mowbray, England.  [In] Midttmme, G.H., Honningsvg, B., Repp, K., Vaskinn, K. and Westeren, T. (eds.) Dams in a European Context.  AA Balkema, Lisse. 

Association of Drainage Authorities and Natural England (2008) The Drainage Channel Biodiversity Manual: Integrating Wildlife and Flood Risk Management. Available at:

Bettess, R. Fisher, K. Hardwick, M. Holmes, N. Mant, J. Sayers, P. Sear, D. and Thorne, C. Key Recommendations for Sediment Management - A Synthesis of river Sediments and Habitats Phase 2. Environment Agency 2010 in press.

Environment Agency (2004a) Environment Agency Policy – The Removal of Gravel from Rivers, Policy Number 359_04. Available at:

Environment Agency (2004b). Environmental Options for Flood Defence Maintenance Works.  Environment Agency, April 2004.

International Erosion Control Association Australasia (2007) Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control. 

Saldi-Caromile, K., Bates, K., Skidmore, P., Barenti, J. and Pineo, D. (2004) Stream Habitat Restoration Guidelines.  Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Ecology and United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  Olympia, Washington. 

SEPA (2006) Position Statement  to support the implementation of the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 – Sediment Management

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