The Problem: -
The separating bank between Cemex Angling Blue Pool and Burghfield Main Lake ahd been eroding and getting thinner for years. Cemex decided to infill the marginal edge of the Burghfield Main Lake thereby greatly thickening and re-profiling the separating bund. However without suitable bank side protection the new bank would again be threatened with wind generated wave causing soil erosion.
The solution was many metres of bank side aquatic planting using specially selected vigorous and suitable native aquatic plants that would quickly establish. As the plants establish their roots will begin to bind the new in-filled bund substrate and the foliage grown above will act as a wave break when prevailing winds are blowing waves across the large Burghfield Lake. To ensure a high plant survival and establishment rate the plants were further protected from geese, swans and other water fowl by using wire and the whole installation was also fitted with wave booms to help reduce wave action on the plants whilst establishing.