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Four weir removals on the Tardoire, France

August 25, 2023

Four weir removals on the Tardoire, France

[REMOVED] The removals will significantly improve the morphology and natural functionality of the Tardoire, improving aquatic habitats for important fish species.

Restoration of the ecological continuity of the Ressegue River

August 25, 2023

Restoration of the ecological continuity of the Ressegue River

The project aims to restore ecological continuity on the Ressegue and therefore to open up 96% of the river’s length by testing the viability of removing the Pont de Rhodes Weir.

Ahetze Dam, France

August 25, 2023

Ahetze Dam, France

[REMOVED] The Ahetze Dam was the first barrier upstream from the mouth of the river, and removing it allows the fish to pass all year round, whatever the hydrological conditions.

Feasibility study for Urrutiénéa dam removal

August 25, 2023

Feasibility study for Urrutiénéa dam removal

[Complete and received a follow-on demolition grant] Preparatory works included a topographical survey, fish populations assessment and hydromorphological measurements of the site, detailing the impacts of the dam removal and the measures needed to limit these impacts.

Gas House Weir Feasibility Study

August 25, 2023

Gas House Weir Feasibility Study

This project will produce a feasibility study that will determine whether it is possible to safely and cost-effectively remove an detrimental weir on the River Duckow.

Scotton Weir, England

August 25, 2023

Scotton Weir, England

[REMOVED] The removal of the Scotton Weir opened up 18km of river to migratory fish such as salmon, sea trout and European eel. Moreover, its removal will help to restore natural processes to the river.

Paving the way for the removal of 8 dams in Plitvice Lakes National Park

August 25, 2023

Paving the way for the removal of 8 dams in Plitvice Lakes National Park

[Complete and received a follow-on demolition grant] Bijela Rijeka River is of crucial importance for the Plitvice Lakes National Park, this project will focus on the preparation of all necessary conditions for the removal of eight dams along the Bijela Rijeka River.

Galaxes Weir, Portugal

August 25, 2023

Galaxes Weir, Portugal

[REMOVED] Increasing fish abundance and biodiversity in the surrounding area and restore fluvial connectivity. This was the first civil removal of an obsolete river barrier in Portugal, and will improve habitat conditions of endangered fish species.

Morton Quarry Weir, Scotland

August 25, 2023

Morton Quarry Weir, Scotland

[REMOVED] Removing this weir is an opportunity to reconnect habitats to help to restore ecosystem services, ensuring that the river is in a better condition for future years.