Stanhope Fish Pass River Avon Fish Pass 5 months ago   01:11

Essential work to safeguard the future of a flood warning service on the River Wear has also significantly improved access for fish.

The new state of the art Larinier fish pass at Stanhope is now complete, and will allow more species of fish to pass upstream over the weir in a much wider range of river levels, improving access to around 15 miles of spawning grounds.

The Environment Agency has also carried out repairs to the weir which will improve the river flow and level monitoring capability of the Stanhope River Gauging Station – safeguarding the flood warning service for the area.

Here Paul Frear, Fisheries Technical Officer for the Environment Agency in the North East, explains more about the project.

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River Avon Fish Pass Stanhope Fish Pass 5 months ago   04:12