Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Broad approach A conventional navigational dredging technique is helping to provide a long term ecological solution to an increasingly polluted part of the Norfolk Broads. Mike Walter reports.

A suction dredger is being used to remove nutrient-enriched sediment from part of the water bed of the Norfolk Broads because surface algae is thriving on the phosphates and nitrates it contains. This, in turn, is affecting the balance of the Broads' delicate ecosystem and the passage of tourist boats.

Subscribe for full online access and get...

  • Full, instant access to all stories
  • Customised email alerts straight to your inbox
  • Monthly print magazine

Register for guest access to keep reading and get..

  • A free taste of other selected news stories
  • Daily email newsletters

Already have a subscription or ICE membership? or