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River Ems restoration 2015 - 2016+

The River Ems had a WFD ecological status (2009 – 15) of poor and was failing for fish population and dynamics of flow. A number of factors were identified; low seasonal flow, manmade obstructions and a heavily modified (straightened) course. This project seeks to rectify these factors by;

  • Augmenting flow

  • Introducing fish passage easements

  • Channel modifications
  • To recreate a high quality chalk stream capable of supporting a healthy and diverse ecology.

A report details the issues and work carried out up to December 2016 can be read HERE