The background to the Avon Estuary Siltation Research Project (AESRP) is described in the following document – Avon Estuary Siltation Research Proposal.  However, some important local observations also helped influence the decision to investigate river siltation.  These ’local wisdoms and anecdotes’ are included  on the ‘OBSERVATIONS’ page and are slowly being added to as information is provided to the ACA.

Reports 1-5  summarise the results of the AESRP project and related academic studies.  The report in 7 provides a local perspective based on long-term observations of events on Cockleridge. 6. is a completey separate research study, unconnested to the AESRP.


2. Final Report – Plymouth Marine Labs. Sept2007

3. Final summary report, Univ. of Plymouth: Nov 2007

4.  Tide-driven dune migration and sediment transport

5.  A ‘baseline’ report on the three main areas of salt marsh in the estuary is included on the ECOLOGY page.

6.  Endocrine disruption in Avon clams – report of research facilitated by an ACA Environmental Research ward

7. Sam Little’s personal observations and analysis of the effects of wind and tide on Cockleridge erosion are presented here – Influences on Cockleridge erosion


A South Hams Rivers Improvement Project (SHRImP) report on electrofishing for salmon and trout fry in 2014 – SHRImP EF Report 2104

A SHRImP report on gravel augmentation studies on the Avon to support salmonid spawning – Avon Gravel Augmentation 2014-15 Final Report forWRT[1]


A Marine Conservation Society report on Beachwatch data –

Evaluation of salt marsh restoration by means of self-regulating tidal
gate – Avon estuary, South Devon, UK -Evaluation of salt marsh restoration