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EREP 2014 Annual Report

...As part of the 2014 programme approximately 128km of channel were identified for works through either enhanced maintenance or capital works programmes of which 32km were carried over from 2013 and 96km were new for 2014. In total approximately 61km of EREP works were completed during the 2014 period. All channels were walked and a written enhancement report provided to OPW. Monitoring of the physical habitat and biological elements pre and post works at a number of these channels, across all OPW regions, is on-going with a number of experimental works also being undertaken. These scientific studies aim to assess the effectiveness of such works on the river corridor biodiversity and hydromorphology. While data is collected annually on fish communities, riparian and instream vegetation, crayfish and lamprey, it is often more appropriate to have several years data available before a full account of impacts is presented...EREP Annual Report 2014