With years of hazel mattress sediment-trapping and practical fluvial geomorphology under our belts, it was a logical progression to scale up riverine structures to work in inter-tidal environments. Working in 2004 for the Environment Agency via a specialist sub-consultancy to Halcrow and Nutall Hynes, we designed and installed a pioneering scheme on the Breede river at Rock Channel, Rye to trial the use of brushwood sediment traps in inter-tidal environments. Trials exceeded expectations leading to the construction of an award-winning scheme at Monk Bretton bridge.We have since undertaken numerous inter-tidal bank stabilisation assignments for the Environment Agency, the most recent being in October 2014.
Hazel faggot revetment on the Scots Float flood bund showing sediment accretions – Rother SSSI inter-tidal channel
Cain Bio-Engineering employs an experienced team with a comprehensive understanding of river processes, tidal construction, ecological outcomes and the constraints of working in tidal channels. We also have extensive experience providing solutions appropriate for installation in Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Areas (SPA) and Ramsar Sites.