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Negotiating The Big Humpty
14th May 2019

By Sandra Pearce

The Environment Agency is to create a ‘fish passage’ scheme to help lost fish thrive in east Manchester’s waterways.

The ‘fish passage’ scheme in Clayton Vale Park, on the River Medlock, will help local fish, including brown trout and chub, swim through a culvert known as ‘The Big Humpty’, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Baffles, which are panels that direct water flow, will help the fish swim upstream.

Mark Easedale, an Environment Agency area environment manager for Greater Manchester, said: “The Environment Agency continues to invest in our rivers and natural habitats. By introducing the baffles into the Medlock we are helping fish that have been displaced downstream to regain access to the upstream river.”