8. Sharpsbridge fish passage (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.

Construction and installation of a rock ramp in the western arm of the Ouse, to slightly raise water levels through a culvert, allowing passage for a far greater variety of fish species in a far greater amount of flows. The rocks themselves will break up the flow of water, which will slow it down through this section and create broken water to attract fish.

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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 2012
Project end: November 2012
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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.