Tag: natural-course

Rivers Trust Review 2018 – Launch

Rivers Trust Review 2018 – Launch

Posted by Jayne Mann

We’re delighted to launch our new Rivers Trust Review 2018. Take a look at the latest publication from The Rivers Trust, detailing the outputs from Rivers Trusts across the UK and Ireland. Our latest review will help you see where our member trusts are based and the ground they cover,…

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Removal of Failing Dam Weir Commences in Egremont

Removal of Failing Dam Weir Commences in Egremont

Posted by Jayne Mann

Work starts today (6 July) to remove Ennerdale Mill Dam Weir on the River Ehen at Egremont after evidence found it is failing. Removal will allow upstream and downstream migration of fish, including Atlantic salmon, for the first time in more than 250 years. Once up and running, the weir…

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Hyndburn Brook improvements set to bring Salmon to Accrington

Hyndburn Brook improvements set to bring Salmon to Accrington

Posted by Jayne Mann

An exciting river improvement scheme on the River Hyndburn between Clayton-Le-Moors and Great Harwood will help migrating salmon, trout and eels bypass a historic weir. It will allow them to reach habitat inaccessible since at least 1844 when the weir supplied water for the Oakenshaw Printworks. A specially designed channel…

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New study shows that Natural Flood Management could reduce flooding

New study shows that Natural Flood Management could reduce flooding

Posted by Jayne Mann

A new modelling study, commissioned by The Rivers Trust, shows that extensive and appropriately located Natural Flood Management (NFM) could make a significant difference to flood flows which would compliment traditional engineering measures. We have been working with JBA Consulting, Lancaster University and United Utilities to investigate how extensive NFM…

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The North West takes the lead in improving water quality

The North West takes the lead in improving water quality

Posted by Jayne Mann

The Rivers Trust have joined the Environment Agency, United Utilities, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Natural England to lead the North West England in a ground-breaking project that will build capacity to protect and improve our North West water environment. Current estimates show that over 78% of rivers in North…

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