Implementation of the DCE surveillance control of the hydromorphological state of the continental waters of the Réunion basin (Indian ocean French island)
Implementation of the DCE surveillance control of the hydromorphological state of the continental waters of the Réunion basin (Indian ocean French island)

Implementation of the DCE surveillance control of the hydromorphological state of the continental waters of the Réunion basin (Indian ocean French island)

Since 06/21/2021, MESUR’EAU specialists and BIOTOPE specialists have joined forces to respond to a field mission for the REUNION WATER OFFICE: “Implementation of monitoring control DCE of the hydromorphological state of the continental waters of the Réunion basin (974) “. The objective is to contribute to the hydromorphological monitoring of watercourses according to the CArHyce protocol. 

This CArHyce protocol: HYdromorphological characterization of watercourses, adapted to watercourses that can be prospected on foot, makes it possible to obtain an impartial rendering of the watercourse situation, the geometry and the substrates of the bed up to the description of the banks and the river corridor. But do you know the CArHyce protocol?

This short explanatory video and the brochure will help you better understand the objectives of our mission:
(Only available in French)

The field campaign started on 06/25/2021. To this day, 20 stations over 21 have been prospected. The weather conditions were good. Here are some pictures taken during the field days:

Slope measurement
Bras Panon River
Characterisation of the riverine forest
Mât River
Grain size measurement
Installation of sticks
Field equipment
Water height measurement
Grand bras de Cilaos River

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