Description"Compare with my 2006 photo of Saltburn Gill further downstream []. It much cleaner thanks to the filtration ponds installed at Skelton to trap the orange iron oxides. The pile of debris looks to me to be have been deliberately set aside so as not to block the beck. If man has indeed intervened it seems crazy to me. Allowing or even encouraging a logjam to build up would slow the flow preventing flooding downstream as well as stabilising the banks and stream bed. It would also trap sediment and provide shelter and food for insects, crayfish, fish, water voles, birds, and, hopefully, otters." Photo by Mick Garratt, 2015.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4739485
Resource type: Image
Added by: Simon Cotterill
Last modified: 4 years, 11 months ago
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Picture Taken: 2015-11-14