Articles From September 2009

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Fish Pass in Operation

Posted in News on Friday 18th September 2009 at 9:39pm

In good time for the migration season, the repair works to Dartington Weir are complete, and the first fish are returning to the pools.  The wheel will soon be back to work, generating power for the fist time in many decades.

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Fish Pass Rebuild

Posted in News on Wednesday 2nd September 2009 at 9:39pm

One current project being undertaken by WRE engineers is the repair of a fish pass on a tributary of the River Dart in south Devon.  In addition to winning the contract to repair and put the mill’s waterwheel back to work generating electricity, WRE negotiated the licenses and carried out the redesign of the fish pass.  This will repair bypassed and washed out sections of the structure, as well as improving water depths and easing fish movement.  This site is a small ex-mill site, and the fish pass work is a worthwhile improvement to fish passage, at modest cost, as well a protecting the adjacent A385 main road.  All works will be completed for the upstream migrants to use at the end of September.  Part of the existing structure is shown below after dewatering.