Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fish Can Now Go with the Flow at Big Humpty

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fish Can Now Go with the Flow at Big Humpty

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A PROJECT which aims to help fish thrive in east Manchester's waterways is being launched.

The Environment Agency is to create a 'fish passage' scheme in Clayton Vale Park on the River Medlock.

It's to help local fish, including brown trout and chub, swim through a culvert known as 'The Big Humpty'.

Baffles - which are panels that direct water flow - will be installed to help the fish swim upstream.

The project forms a part of a wider strategy, being developed with Manchester council and Groundwork, to connect and improve the ecology of the river in Philips Park and Clayton Vale.

The Environment Agency conducted a feasibility study last year to establish how best to improve fish passage between the two parks, and baffles were found to be the most effective method. …

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