Recent high river and flood levels within the River Dee had washed away a 140 metre river flood bank, thereafter depositing a large amount of mature trees, soils, sands and river cobbles over an existing adjacent farm field. Reinstatement of the area and the construction of new flood bank was proposed.

Location: Park Farm, Drumoak
Type of works: River Enhancement
Contract Value: £160,000

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Project Notes:

  • All works undertaken under SEPA CAR License stipulations
  • Silt pollution controls adopted to prevent river pollution
  • Works entailed the scraping and removal of 10,500 tons  river gravels and sand which had been deposited during floods across the adjacent field
  • Site won soils and gravels used to re-form a new river bank
  • 3500 tons of rock armour brought onto site and positioned along the river bank toe to further stabilise the bank. Rock Armour varied in size: 1ton up to 5 tons