TAW RIVER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - TRIP
A £1.86 million project (2012-2015) funded through the Catchment Restoration Fund and successfully completed - delivering improvements in ecological status across the catchment under the Water Framework Directive in the areas of fisheries management, land management - agriculture, land management - biodiversity and data & surveying.
The project was managed by the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) and run on a partnership basis with 14 partners in all. Fisheries work was co-ordinated by RTFA, WRT and the EA.
In-River (Fish) Habitat Improvements - in addition to access over weirs work for which see Weirs Project website page:
- Coppicing - 6km approx.
- Debris Dams - 29 blockages removed
- Spawning Gravels - 82 sites cleaned
- Woody Debris Introduction and Revetments - 5 sites
Catchment Management for Improved Water Quality:
- Farms visited and advised - 121
- Farm Plans written - 86
- Farm Instruction Projects - 22
- Watercourse Fencing - 18km
- Alternative Drinking Sources installed - 26
- Soil and Nutrient Tests - 48
- Culm Habitat Restoration - 700 acres
- Reports, Studies and Publications - 6
Thanks are due to all members of the partnership.