We started the monitoring of state of the Bílovka River channel restoration. Bílovka River has undergone a rapid regulation works (with straightening and bank stabilization) in the last 40 years. Now, especially PLA Administration Poodří (link) and Povodí Odry Enterprise (link in Czech) are starting with returning of the Bílovka River to naturally meandering state of channel in the area of the PLA Poodří.
Bílovka River restoration project was realized between the years from 2011 to 2013. It was based on the amount of financial resources, the Operational Programme Environment (OPE, link) which is the second largest Czech operational programme. The project was projected to cost 480 million CZK and realized by Povodí Odry Enterprise (link in Czech) with cooperation of Talpa – RPF (link in Czech). Restoration of the Bílovka River was based on reconstruction of meandering channel.
The first part of monitoring is based on the measurement of channel morphology for modelling of hydrological situation, monitoring of channel changes morphology, etc.
Bílovka River channel morphology measurement