8. New Barnes Mill Weir Removal Project

Aims: Improve wildlife corridors; Manage flow

Water body: River Ver
Project description

As part of Revitalising Chalk Rivers, the Environment Agency have removed a weir and carried out in-channel improvements at New Barnes Mill to improve the river for fish, and enhance habitats for wildlife.

The Environment Agency worked with the land owners to remove their weir, which no longer served a purpose for the mill.  We have also removed some of the brick sided river bank which increases the amount of natural river bank for plants and wildlife.  To compliment this, we improved around 50 metres of the channel including installation of brash berms to naturally narrow the river in order to improve areas for fish to spawn while adding diversity in the channel.

Project lead: EA
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Project start: 2015
Project end: 2018
Funding source: Environment Agency

This project is part of the Revitalising Chalk Rivers initiative

Revitalisaing Chalk Rivers logo

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.