Enabling improved flood resilience with large-scale habitat creation
The Humber Estuary is recognised as one of the most important estuaries for wildlife in Europe. It is protected as a site of nature conversation under national and international legislation and any habitat lost due to human interventions must be replaced with compensatory habitat, under the requirements of the Habitats Regulations.
However, the building of new flood defences in Hull and around the estuary, along with rising sea levels, has resulted in the loss of and degradation of habitats.
This managed realignment scheme involves building a new embankment further inland and then breaching the old embankment. As a result, seawater can enter through the breach enabling the creation of new intertidal habitats for a wide range of species, including rare and endangered birds. These intertidal mudflats and saltmarsh will play a vital role in the functioning of the estuary’s ecosystem.
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