Project type: Mill Leat Bypass
Length: 200m of new bypass channel
Client: Environment Agency
Installation date: 2011
On the River Lodden at Arborfield, historic mill and weir structures prevented fish passage, and had impounded the river for 4km upstream.
A combination of civil engineering and soft engineering techniques were used to design and build a 200m weir bypass channel to reconnect 25km of the River Loddon.
Runner up prize in the Wild Trout Trust river restoration competition 2011 (professional category)
“This is a unique and exciting partnership project to create the best fish and wildlife bypass in England.”
Dominic Martyn, Fisheries Officer and Environment Agency Project Manager