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River Douglas

Started by: jo anne (33951) 

Ribble Rivers Trust:

What do you think about your river?

As part of our #ERDF funded OURDouglas project, we're looking for people's opinions on the River Douglas.

Your responses will help shape the future of our rivers.

River Douglas Survey


@RibbleTrust

Started: 2nd Nov 2021 at 22:02

Posted by: tonker (24611) 

Dear Ribble Rivers Trust,
it's not our river, it's YOUR river.


The following pathetic questions are in the 'survey' (?)

Q: 5 - Visiting the River Douglas improves my sense of wellbeing.

Q: 7 - Being near the River Douglas helps me gain perspective on my life.

Q: 8 - Visiting the River Douglas helps me feel more connected to nature.

Q: 12 - I feel a sense of ownership/belonging when I visit the River Douglas.

Q: 19 - Visiting the River Douglas makes me feel I belong.

Replied: 2nd Nov 2021 at 22:27

Posted by: PeterP (9054)

How much raw sewerage is pumped into the river and how much sewerage/chemical run off from the fields ends up in the river Going of reports in the press this last week we are going backwards with the amounts of raw materials going into our rivers/seas and it all comes down to MONEY

Replied: 3rd Nov 2021 at 07:40

Posted by: jo anne (33951) 

Tonker: Dear Ribble Rivers Trust,
it's not our river, it's YOUR river.


I see you’ve made a start already, Tonker, answering Q.12

Replied: 3rd Nov 2021 at 17:35

Posted by: jo anne (33951) 

An informative page on the Council’s website:

Opening up the River Douglas

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 17:54

Posted by: jo anne (33951) 

The plans to open up the river to fish include the removal of Scholes Weir:


Scholes Weir Flood Gate

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 18:08

Posted by: sonlyme (3046)

There are plenty of fish in the river douglas through Wigan,Bispham green ,rufford and through to the river Ribble.

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 19:05

Posted by: ena malcup (367)

What is it like for fish stocks above the weir?

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 19:41

Posted by: jo anne (33951) 

I don’t know about the fish stocks’ situation, Ena.

Sonlyme, I think the weir removals are to improve the river habitat so trout can be re-introduced.

@Your_Douglas (Mar ‘21):

It will be wonderful to see trout and salmon back in the River Douglas one day.
We’re determined to make this happen and are working towards becoming an accredited Chapter of Trout In The Town.

www.wildtrout.org

Douglas Rivers Association CIC: Thread

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 20:43

Posted by: AngelWood (645)

Why would they remove a floodgate from a river that floods?

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 21:13

Posted by: jo anne (33951) 

I don’t know what the plan is, AngelWood.

Many of the water bodies are considered “heavily modified” in part because of the presence of multiple weir structures along its course …

The project will deliver fish passes at 8 sites :
1. Gathurst weir
2. Pottery Terrace weir
3. Scholes weir
4. Red Rock weir
5. Worthington weir
6. Downstream Pincroft weir
7. Upstream Pincroft weir
8. Grimeford weir


Link: ribbletrust.org.uk

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 22:03

Posted by: First Mate (inactive)

Great thread joanne. Did the river have another name?

Replied: 23rd Nov 2021 at 22:25
Last edited by First Mate: 23rd Nov 2021 at 22:26:32

 

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