CKL was engaged to design the re-routing of a stream to facilitate access to a parcel of land that was inaccessible; cut off by an existing stream channel on one side and a floodway on the other. We conducted a baseline ecological survey to establish the characteristics of the existing stream channel, and designed the new stream to reflect the existing channel morphology, but with a focus on enhancing the riparian cover, in-stream structure, and aquatic habitat function. The CKL team incorporated greater structural diversity in the streambed and banks, and re-established riparian habitat through the planting of indigenous vegetation species adapted to the periodic flooding, high water table and organic soils. 120 native eels, captured during a fish salvage from the old channel, were relocated to the new stream.


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