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Fish passages on the River Wey

October 23, 2015

IMG_0630 resizeThe Bishop’s Meadow Trust has been approached by the Environment Agency to make improvements to the weir on part of the River Wey which runs through the meadow.

A spokesperson from the Environment Agency explained ” along the River Wey there are many barriers which prevent fish from being able to move freely up and downstream. At this site, the optimum solution is to bolt baffles onto the face of the weir.  These break up the flow and create a depth of water on the face of the weir – enabling most species of fish to travel up the weir”

A preliminary visit took place at the site today 23rd October 2015 to take measurements before the work begins. Representatives of the Environment Agency and their contracted company met BMT’s Chairman, Vic Green at the spot of the planned work.  The project should be completed before the end of the year.

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