Reservoirs, Lakes & Shorelines

Salix can provide a comprehensive range of services for lake construction and restoration. We undertake earthworks and dredging, lining, water control structures and wetland planting.

From urban lakes to reservoirs and inter tidal shorelines, Salix can advise and construct suitable bioengineering solutions that stop erosion and provide diverse marginal and emergent habitat.

Most bioengineering techniques are suitable for the long-term protection of eroding or exposed lake and reservoir shorelines. A wide margin of wetland plants absorbs wave energy whilst supporting valuable wildlife habitats.


Case Studies

Coastal Revetment work using AquaRockBags
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Coastal Road Protection

2T AquaRockBag® are used as a temporary measure to support the road and prevent scour during winter

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Coir Rolls with biodegradable netting
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Salix are now a supplier of fully biodegradable, coir cased coir rolls

Salix have developed a Coir Roll which is fully biodegradable, providing effective erosion control without the use of plastic nets.

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Early germination of grass seed through VMax C350
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Reservoir Dogs – Shoreline protection

Salix were brought in to help with a sensitive erosion problem on a reservoir shoreline in North London. Ecologically sensitive solutions were used which will c…

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Woodberry reedbeds vegetating
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Dawn Chorus at Woodberry Wetlands

We are always delighted to see how sites we’ve been involved with look after a year or two, and Woodberry Wetlands has been great to see develop. As part of the…

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Reservoir Dogs

There may not be a Mr Blonde or Mr Pink on the scene, but there are plenty of Mr Orange with our specialist Salix team. Salix have recently completed a project…

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Walthamstow Wetlands reedbeds established 13 November 2017
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Walthamstow Wetlands Habitat is Thriving

Two hectares of wetland habitat were created using silt pumped from the main reservoir as part of conservation work to help this London nature reserve

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Rock Rolls and Coir Rolls at Stourport
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Tough Green Alternatives to Hard Engineering

Contractors, Consultants and Researchers are praising our Rock Rolls and Rock Mattresses for their proven ability to offer sustainable cost effective solutions…

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Woodberry Wetlands

Desilting a large reservoir in the heart of London and creating a new wetland habitat. Dredging silts enabled us to create 13,000 square metres of new reed bed

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New reedbed and wetland area being created
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Wetland Creation for New Wildlife Reserve

We have started pump dredging/desilting at Woodberry Wetlands in East London, creating new reed beds and islands. Our desilting work uses an amphibious machine….

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Creating a new nature reserve in East London

Salix is helping the London Wildlife Trust to create a new nature reserve on the site of Thames Water’s East Reservoir in Stoke Newington.

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Titchwell Marshes Rock Rolls close up
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Salix Rock Rolls Protect Titchwell Marsh

As part of a series of measures to protect the freshwater habitats at Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve on the north Norfolk coast, Salix has supplied the Royal So…

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Revetments at Midhurst
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Lake Desilting & Biodiversity Improvements at Midhurst’s South Pond

The South Downs National Park Authority has commissioned Salix to help create a wildlife haven on the South Pond, at the edge of Midhurst town centre in West Su…

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BioHaven Floating Islands on the Serpentine
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Floating Island Benefits Wildlife

As part of a programme of wildlife habitat improvements in the Royal Parks, a large floating wetland island has been built on the Serpentine Lake in London’s Hy…

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Medmerry Realignment Scheme

The above image is Copyright of The Environment Agency 2013. Medmerry is one of the stretches of coastline most at risk of flooding in southern England. The ove…

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Richmond Park Boardwalk and planting
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Under The Boardwalk

Richmond Royal Parks is a walkover for Salix and Sir David Attenborough’s Volunteers. In our last newsletter and in the piece On Her Majesty’s Service we featur…

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Wilderness Lake

The Wilderness Lake is an important coarse fishery and recreational resource on the edge of Porthcawl in South Wales. It also functions as a flood storage area…

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Gloucester Business Park

A new warehouse complex required a large balancing pond to take surface runoff water. The pond had steep sides which required some form of ground stabilisation.

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Cwmbran Boating Lake
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Cwmbran Boating Lake

The boating lake was a popular local attraction and fishing lake. The lake edges were in bad repair with little or no marginal vegetation. Floating islands were…

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Longham Lakes
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Longham Lakes

Working for Bournemouth & West Hants Water, Salix were appointed as Main Contractor to undertake 2km of bioengineering works to stabilise the shoreline of a new…

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A two hectare area of open water had extensive embankment erosion due to massive populations of Canada Geese
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Upper Lake, Perton

A two hectare area of open water had extensive embankment erosion due to massive populations of Canada Geese which created public health & safety issues.

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