The evolving channel

A series of photos showing the new channel evolving from first cut of the turf last September up to this April. What the pictures don’t quite show is all the patches of weed starting to take hold and the sheer numbers of fish that have moved in. The next step will be roughing up the channel with the timber we have laid out along the banks,  creating high-energy pinch-points, undercuts and so on, aiming for a high ratio of bank-length to linear river-length, and also structure and cover while we wait for the bankside grasses and river weeds to develop and contribute to that process too. I’ll post more pictures as the channel develops over the next few months.

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