Tributary of River Ely the River Mychydd
Our 1st job on the tributary was to remove a weir that was used to abstract water for a local trout farm. It acted as a barrier for fish migration and floods had started to erode the bank. Our task was to remove the weir and reinforce the bank. The following pictures show work carried out
This obstruction is to be removed, it is a blockage to fish migration and its cutting its way into the opposite bank causing erosion.
Our local contractor using an hydraulic chisel to cut away the weir
The contractor has removed the obstructing weir and is reinforcing the bank using the rubble. This run is now, after recent floods a nice clear channel full of excellent gravels.
BLOCKAGES FURTHER DOWN RIVER
This is one of several tree blockages that cause major problems on the river by not allowing access by fish and allowing debris to accumulate.
apologies for the poor quality of photo, this is another blockage which caused the river to cut a new channel
Another tree which if it falls will block the channel.
1st Blockage removed
2nd blockage and overhanging trees removed. By removing all of the blockages, SEWRT and our local contractor have opened up this extremely important river enabling fish to access the headwaters to spawn.