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Hadfield Weir at Meadowhall, Sheffield

Hadfield fish pass from Karen Eynon on Vimeo.

Photos of the project are here

Thanks to funding secured by Don Catchment Rivers Trust a multi-species fish and eel pass has been installed by the trust in partnership with the Environment Agency as part of the strategic objective to restore the ability of fish and other creatures to move more freely within the river system. It took nearly 2 years of hard work by Trust directors David Rowley and Chris Firth to get the project to the construction stage.

The Defra River Improvement Fund is administered by the Rivers Trust and is specifically for projects that contribute towards meeting the objectives of the EU Water Framework Directive (2000) , in which all rivers must achieve Good Ecological Status. It also contributes to the Habitats Directive and the EU Eel Regulations. Additional funding was also secured from the Environment Agency.

The fish pass was designed by Mike & Matt Beach, Fish Pass Consultants it was built by A Torn Construction and project managed by Turner & Townsend on behalf of DCRT. British Land and Meadowhall Shopping Centre kindly allowed use of their facilities and will be ensuring the long term maintenance of the pass now that it is completed.

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