Case study:Removing Sheepmount weir, River Caldew, Carlisle, Cumbria
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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
|Project web site||http://www.edenriverstrust.org.uk/removing-weirs-eden|
|Themes||Fisheries, Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Urban|
|Main contact forename||Daniel|
|Main contact surname||Brazier|
|Main contact user ID||User:danielb|
|Contact organisation||Eden Rivers Trust|
|Contact organisation web site||http://www.edenriverstrust.org.uk/|
|Partner organisations||Environment Agency, Natural England, Eden Rivers Trust, West Cumbria Rivers Trust, South Cumbria Rivers Trust|
|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
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Removing Sheepmount weir in the River Caldew, Carlisle, Cumbria
This project is part of the Cumbria River Restoration Strategy (RRS), a partnership project involving the Environment Agency, Natural England and the three Cumbrian Rivers Trusts - Eden Rivers Trust, West Cumbria Rivers Trust and South Cumbria Rivers Trust. The Cumbria RRS aims to create a healthier and more sustainable environment for both people and wildlife.
A feasibility study of the removal of this weir was undertaken by JBA Consulting in 2016 to identify the most appropriate option. All the necessary permissions and consents were then obtained and extensive consultation was undertaken. Local contractors were employed to undertake the ground works in August 2016.
For more details and to see a film of the removal please see the project page on our website http://www.edenriverstrust.org.uk/removing-weirs-eden
Monitoring surveys and results
Fixed point photographs will be used to monitor the visible physical effects on the river of removing the weir.
The preparatory work for these weir removals involved:
- “Weir removal/modification Feasibility Appraisal” by JBA Consulting, covering hydrology, ecology, structure, services, contamination, cultural heritage and concept design. - Planning Permission application (16/0459). - Impoundment Licence application (NW/076/0006/005). - Environmental Permit application (EPR/RB3396JX). - Consultation and formal agreement with weir owners. - Consultation with local community groups, interest groups and Councillors. - Consultation with Local Authorities and other relevant statury agencies. - Appropriate survey and mitigation for otters, bats, trees, crayfish, fish and invasive species. - Design & tender of ground works. - Health & Safety requirements. - Construction Design & Management Regulations. - Pollution control measures. - Archaeological Watching Brief. - Monitoring. - Publicity.
Catchment and subcatchment
Select a catchment/subcatchment
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos