Archive for the tag 'Hydropower'

Film night: Saving huchen from hydropower

Protecting the River Mur‘s rare population of huchen (Europe’s very own relict taimen or landlocked salmon) from the threat of hydropower in the heart of Graz, Austria’s second biggest city? Our only question is this… Why wouldn’t you? As you’d expect, the Fish Where You Live idea of local people valuing and protecting their urban […]

Film night: Wandle mills and the lessons of hydropower history

This being the UK’s National Mills Weekend, we thought we’d take this opportunity to show an intriguing little film which recently came to our attention, thanks to the excellent Wandle Industrial Museum. Almost 12 minutes of footage (somewhat hauntingly, no soundtrack) show several Wandle mill wheels still turning at some time during the 1960s or […]

Film night: Fish pass clearance by SPRITE (plus a quickfire tenkara masterclass!)

Fish Pass Clearance by SPRITE from Paul Gaskell on Vimeo. For the second time in as many months, a dozen SPRITE volunteers have been out in the midday sun, clearing around 8 tonnes of sand, branches and other debris to get the fish pass on Sheffield’s Niagara Weir working again… … raising a very valid […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Monday 30 April

Trout on the Tube: BBC Newsround’s report on this year’s Wandle Trust Trout in the Classroom releases, still playing on the CBBC web channel Trout in the Town: Full bios of all urban river restoration chapters, as part of the Wild Trout Trust’s long-awaited full-site reload Sheffield rivers run free: The Sheffield Star namechecks Paul Gaskell, […]

Film night: The case against micro hydro

Via the Waterfeature blog (tagline: giving a dam about micro hydro) and this thread on the Fly Forums comes a highly informative film, including interviews with experts Paul Gaskell, Chris Firth and David Buttle, warning about the harmful effects of the new wave of micro hydro schemes on rivers like Sheffield’s Don. Kelham Island Hydro […]