Restoration of the Chautagne marsh, the largest wetland in Savoie

02/19/2020

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Egis is the project manager for the restoration work on the Chautagne marsh, the largest wetland in Savoie, covering nearly 60 ha, in the commune of Chindrieux. Wetlands behave like sponges that store water for a long time and release it slowly. They thus play several essential roles: limiting flooding, improving water quality, conserving biodiversity and regulating the climate.

This ambitious project to restore the Chautagne marshland, led by the Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels de Savoie (CEN), required several years of study and local consultation before work could begin in the summer of 2019. It will restore the hydraulic and environmental functions of the environment while maintaining appropriate uses such as agriculture and tourism.

Earthworks began in August 2019. The revegetation work should take place in March 2020, weather and hydrological conditions permitting. This is the third project in 3 years monitored by Egis on behalf of CEN Savoie on the theme of restoring natural aquatic environments.