Carol J Donaldson Associates was commissioned by the Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership to complete the 5th year of surveys on the River Stour (Kent) Internal Drainage Boards watercourses. Following a survey of 28 watercourses spread across East Kent we completed a management plan for each waterway. These plans are used by the Board’s contractor Rhino Plant Hire which undertakes the Board’s maintenance programme (weed cutting, bank mowing and de-silting). We also suggest a range of enhancements on each watercourse to improve the habitat for wildlife and prevent flooding.
We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership and the Internal Drainage Board as the survey programme reaches it’s sixth and final year in 2015 and in developing an ongoing programme of monitoring for the future.