Case study:Avon Barriers Project

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Project overview

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Status In progress
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Themes Fisheries, Habitat and biodiversity
Country Scotland
Main contact forename Alan
Main contact surname McCulloch
Main contact user ID User:Alan.McCulloch
Contact organisation SEPA
Contact organisation web site http://www.sepa.org.uk
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This is a parent project
encompassing the following
projects
Avon Barriers Project: Ferengair Weir
Fernegair Weir

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The Avon Barriers project is a partnership project between the Rivers & Fisheries Trust for Scotland (RAFTS), SEPA, South Lanarkshire Council and the Clyde River Foundation. It seeks to open up fish passage across two weirs on the Avon Water. The project is currently at the end of the feasibility & optioneering phase and is currently in a review period to select the best option for both weirs from those identified, to proceed to design and build.

This project has been funded through the Water Environment Fund (WEF) administered by SEPA on behalf of the Scottish Government, with contribution from South Lanarkshire Council. The project has been managed by RAFTS.

By opening up fish passage across these two weirs almost 35km of salmonid spawning habitat will be accessable, improving the regeneration of the Clyde catchment as a valuable salmon fishery.

For further information on the Water Environment Fund please visit: http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/water_environment_fund.aspx

For further information on the project please examine the individual barrier project pages for Fernegair Weir and Millheugh Weir.

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district South East
River basin New Forest

Subcatchment

River name Avon Water
Area category 10 - 100 km²
Area (km2)
Maximum altitude category Less than 100 m
Maximum altitude (m) 82
82 m
0.082 km
8,200 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Improved grassland
Waterbody ID GB107042011300



Other case studies in this subcatchment: Avon Barriers Project: Ferengair Weir, HLS New Forest, Holmsley Inclosure Stream Restoration


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Name Avon Water
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Project started 2015/01/01
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Mitigation of a pressure
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Floodplain / River corridor Improving fish migration
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