Case study:Borrowash fish pass
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- 1 Project overview
- 2 Image gallery
- 3 Catchment and subcatchment
- 4 Site
- 5 Project background
- 6 Reasons for river restoration
- 7 Measures
- 8 Monitoring
- 9 Additional documents and videos
- 10 Additional links and references
- 11 Supplementary Information
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|Main contact forename||Jim|
|Main contact surname||Finnegan|
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|Contact organisation||Environment Agency|
|Contact organisation web site||http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/143012.aspx|
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Borrowash fish pass is the largest in the Midlands region to date. It is located at Borrowash on the River Derwent, a major tributary of the River Trent in Derbyshire. In total it took twelve months to complete the 2.7m wide three stage Larinier design at a total cost of £650,000.
The overall aim was to increase fish passage, by enabling access to habitats both up and downstream of the weir. This project is part of a wider range of fish passage improvements planned for the East Midlands region, as restrictions to free fish passage are now seen as the main factor limiting fish stocks within the Trent catchment. There are currently nine proposed sites including Church Wilne and Whatstandwell gauging weirs. Partners involved include the Environment Agency, the Trent Rivers Trust and Derby County Council, as well as local angling clubs and the local community. The long term aim of this catchment scale project is to improve the river’s status under the Water Framework Directive.
The Borrowash pass is the first artificial barrier on the River Derwent, and therefore of strategic importance to improve longitudinal connectivity for fish, sediment, invertebrates and nutrients within the catchment. In 2010 salmon were seen on the Derwent for the first time in 200 years, however the pass will also benefit other species specifically brown trout, chub, dace, minnows, eels and lamprey . Boosting fish stocks will also improve angling opportunities in the local area.
The River Restoration Centre would like to thank the Environment Agency for providing the information and photographs for this case study.
Monitoring surveys and results
Catchment and subcatchment
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Other case studies in this subcatchment: Darley Abbey Fish Pass Project
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
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Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos