Category Archives: SUDS and Drainage Channels

The key, limiting factor on using vegetation to line drainage channels is high velocity flow conditions and the duration of the flood event. Under long duration flow events, vegetation can fail and severe erosion can occur under relatively low velocities.

Salix specialise in designing and implementing “Reinforced Vegetative” channel linings where traditionally rock or concrete revetments were the only option.

SuDS Scour Aprons & Spillways – The New Sensitive Approach

‘Rock Mattress as scour apron for headwall

In 2017 we were commissioned by Aspire Defence for our specialist knowledge in erosion control. A large scale series of SuDS, detention basins, spillways and outlets are being constructed by Dyer & Butler for the British Army. The Rock Mattresses will also prevent scour within the hydraulic jump zone of the spillway. The spillways within … Continue reading SuDS Scour Aprons & Spillways – The New Sensitive Approach »

Flashy Floods in Car Park Solved

Coir Rolls pre-established with native plants providing erosion control at Porter Brook

Rock Rolls and pre-planted Coir Rolls & Pallets were used to prevent erosion whilst creating a lovely habitat in Sheffield City centre where a culverted stream had been flash flooding

Leachate Recycling at HTA Conference

Cleanleach demonstration

As part of its work to help develop the new European-funded Cleanleach leachate purification system, Salix River & Wetlands Services is attending the HTA’s Plant Health Conference at National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, York Feb 2016

Salix installs new green channel to reduce A11 pollution

Salix has installed a revolutionary green drainage channel along an 18km stretch of the A11 in Norfolk, between Fiveways and Thetford.

Salix to showcase innovative phosphorus removal techniques

Phosphorus is one of the most common parameters causing a watercourse to fail water quality standards set out under the Water Framework Directive. 

Naturalising a Stream: Bedlinog

Salix reviewed the options for improving water control and biodiversity at Nant Llwynog stream – an old reclaimed tip site close to the village of Bedlinog in the Taff Bargoed Valley.

New wetland habitats at East Tullos Burn

East Tullos map

Salix has worked with Aberdeen City Council, cbec and Walking-the-Talk to restore the East Tullos Burn in St Fittick’s Park, Torry, transforming it from a straight, hard-engineered channel into a more natural stream with a meandering course, functional floodplain and improved wetland habitats. Following consultation with the local community and stakeholders, the burn’s restoration design … Continue reading New wetland habitats at East Tullos Burn »

Olympic Odyssey for Salix

We are delighted to finally unveil our role in making the Olympic Park a reality, from our initial involvement way back in 2008, right through to the closing ceremony last year. All of us here at Salix are very proud to have worked to deliver perhaps the greatest sporting venue ever seen in modern Britain. … Continue reading Olympic Odyssey for Salix »