27 December 2017

Ebley Mill flood weir in action

The Ebley Mill flood weir has had an easy time over the past several years as the winter rainfall has been very low. During that time the flood weir became infested with saplings which completely obstructed the inlet and exit of the weir.

All that changed in the run up to the very successful HLF inspection trip in November. Work by SDC Tuesday and Thursday gangs completely cleared the flood weir of saplings and scrub.

The benefits of that can be seen after the Christmas rain and snow which has raised the water level so that the flood weir performs its function perfectly.

Richard Attwood – Western Depot veteran volunteer