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River Rewinding Starts To Show Benefits

River Rewinding Starts To Show Benefits

Posted by Coverhead Estate

The project to rewind, slow and restore  the River Cover as it passes through Coverhead is well underway and starting to show benefits for fish and aquatic insects. By installing 'leaky dams' at strategic points and slowing the water in channel during periods of spate we expect to significantly slow flood water entering the larger catchment down stream. During periods of low water the pools formed by spate action behind these dames will provide refuge areas for fish and the slower water to the side of the main channel during normal flow conditions will further increase the existing high level of  biodiversity of aquatic insect species.

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