River Quaggy: Lewisham

River in July
The river in July

Salix were involved in the construction of in-channel features to help restore the River Quaggy in Lewisham.

The River Quaggy is classified as a chalk stream. However, urbanisation has significantly degraded the watercourse within London.

The confluence between the River Quaggy and the River Ravensbourne was historically culverted, but recent development has led to the deculverting of the watercourses and the confluence.

Salix installed Coir Rolls and Coir Pallets to provide instant vegetation and habitat in spring, 2019.

Since installation, vegetation has established well to provide excellent habitat.  The area provides a vital refuge for wildlife as the watercourse is culverted both upstream and downstream.

River at start of works in May 2019The river in July 2019River developing in August 2020
River at start of works in May 2019


Location: River Quaggy London
Category: Rivers & Water Courses, Urban Rivers

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