River Derwent Feasibility Study
cbec was contracted by Natural England to investigate opportunities available for restoration of the upper River Derwent and Stonethwaite Beck in Borrowdale, Cumbria.
A desk-based literature review was followed by a fluvial audit of the site. Our team also conducted a detailed topographic and bathymetric survey of 2.2km of main channel and tributary, employing the use of RTK-GPS, Trimble S6 total station technologies as well as an inflatable craft for surveying a deep pool within the reach. A range of suitable options have been developed and modeled for the site.