5. Buxted Park Weir (MORPH)

Themes: Fisheries; Natural rivers

Objectives:

  • 2. All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified.
  • 10. Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment.

Project description

One of the 15 priority sites for appraisal and improvement in the Middle Ouse Restoration of Physical Habitats (MORPH) project.

Buxted Park weir was a thin plate weir constructed from timber logs, which impounded the river flow and completely preventing sea trout and coarse fish from migrating upstream of this point.

The preffered option was to remove the structure and regrade the river bed to reduce impoundment and improve fish passage. There was also potential to reprofile the banks and create buffer strips to improve marginal habitats, to deliver biodiversity benefits.

 

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Project type: River restoration
WFD status: Moderate
WFD overall status objective: Good
Benefiting species/habitats: Fish, in-channel and marginal aquatic flora and fauna
Total area covered by project: River Uck
Project lead: OART
Project partners: Environment Agency
Funding source: Environment Agency
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Project start: April 2011
Project end: December 2013
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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.