Drungewick - Long Meadow

Due to seepage from the canal and erosion of the river bank the field was in danger of subsiding into the River Lox. Stone gabion walls have been put into the river to prevent erosion and strengthen the bank. The canal is to the left of the picture. Peter Foulger

The finished product, with the topsoil restored and the river banks profiled to their final shape. Peter Foulger

Bentonite being put into the canal bank in an attempt to reduce the leakage from the canal. An early attempt at bank splitting was unsuccessful as the ground was too porous. The River Lox is on the right and is possibly in flood in this picture. Janet Philips

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Last updated November 17, 2005