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Started by tomcatin, April 23, 2015, 08:25:32 PM
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QuoteThe seven weirs included in this project are known to have a cumulative effect on the upstream and downstream movement of salmon, eels and other migratory species. Currently, as a result of this, much of the Almond waterbody is classified by SEPA under the European Water Framework Directive as "Poor". Addressing the cumulative impact of the seven weirs on fish passage would help improve the status of the waterbody and help us reach the goal of the River Almond being classified as "good" under the Water Framework Directive. Enabling passage at the sites would improve the aquatic environment, striving towards long term sustainable water management and a sustainable ecosystem
Quote from: Roobarb on April 23, 2015, 08:53:24 PMAny idea what sort of fish passes are being considered? I don't think you can be the tried and tested step and pool type as long as the downstream end is in the right place (but this goes for all passes). Sadly step and pool ones are usually not the cheap option.
Quote from: Dobber on April 24, 2015, 09:13:50 PMI hate to say it but i'm fairly cynical about any of this ever coming to fruition, They are supposedly doing the same type of surveys on the Esk and Tyne and have spent hundreds of thousands doing so, does anybody seriously expect the removal of the weir at cramond, a renowned tourist spot? They always make it sound imminent but nothing eve happens its always 5 yrs down the line.Sorry to be cynical and I hope I'm wrong but I've heard this stuff for years.