River Case Study: Mill Leat Bypass – River Loddon

by Jake Dew on July 27, 2012

Project type: Mill Leat Bypass
Location: Arborfield
Length: 200m of new bypass channel
River: Loddon
Client: Environment Agency
Installation date: 2011

Project Brief

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)

Delegates visiting the river Loddon site Delegates visiting the site

“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

River Loddon Bypass


River Loddon Bypass


River Loddon Bypass


River Loddon Bypass

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