Reconnecting the River Laver

Improving aquatic access in the River Laver

Project Overview

Reconnect the river to allow all aquatic species access to the whole of the River Laver catchment. Additionally Reconnecting people with their river, engaging and involving local communities.

What are the issues?

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The focus of this project is on the removal of barriers such as weirs to fish migration, this can take the form of fish passes or full weir removals. For example the weir at High Dam, which created a head of water to supply Bishopton Mill via a long mill leet and aqueduct system. This project created a bypass channel which allowed fish to move upstream past the weir. The old mill’s leat was partially restored in order to allow water to flow through it, which has created a wetted channel below the weir which benefits the local biodiversity.


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Further information