Large Woody Debris (LWD) on the Dee Catchment

July 20, 2018

The use of Large Woody Debris is becoming increasingly recognised as an important management tool for accelerating the rehabilitation of degraded watercourses by:

Providing habitat for fish – LWD helps provide shelter from high velocity flows, shade, feeding, spawning and nursery sites, as well as refuges from predators.

Creating diverse habitats, by adding complexity to the channel and helping to create pools and gravel beds.

Supporting invertebrate life cycles by trapping nutrients for key species groups such as mayflies, stoneflies and caddis species.    

River Operations Manager, Edwin Third explains how we are using LWD on the Dee catchment.

Pink salmon update

September 07, 2017

​With the news and social media rife with the invasion of Pacific pink salmon, we want to give people an update on the situation on the Dee and what we are doing about it. The situation has developed rapidly in the last month.

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Smolt Tracking Report Shows Interesting Results

October 11, 2016

The smolt tagging and tracking project is a three year programme of work. Fifty smolts, captured in the lower catchment, were fitted with internal acoustic tags and tracked in spring 2016. These smolts were tracked as they migrated through the lower 22 miles of the Dee and inner harbour.

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Tackling Non Native Invasives

July 05, 2016

Tackling invasive non-native plants along the banks of the River Dee – such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and North American skunk cabbage - has become a priority for the River Office because of their potential impact on our river and its existing, native species.

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