Tag: river-restoration

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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Salmon found in historically “dead” river in County Durham

Salmon found in historically “dead” river in County Durham

Posted by Jayne Mann

Salmon had not been seen in the Lumley Park Burn in living memory due to chronic industrial pollution and barriers which prevented fish from moving upstream from the main river. In 2012 the Wear Rivers Trust worked with the Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water, Durham County Council and Northumberland Rivers Trust…

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