Lower River Wye (High Wycombe fire station to the Thames) Projects

River Wye Cores End
River Wye Cores End M. Forshaw

A number of weirs still exist on the River Wye that impede the free passage of fish along the course of the river to a greater or lesser extent. The ultimate objective is that they will all be removed or modified such that fish have uninhibited movement the length of the water course.

  1. Riversdale, Bourne End.
    A fish passage needs to be constructed. Removal of the weir at Riverdale to allow fish migration between the River Thames and the River Wye will also provide a refuge for fish in the Thames in the situations of a main river flood or pollution event. This is a more costly operation than the removal of the other smaller weirs on the Wye. Cost estimate - 150,000, main benefits fish passage and flood improvement.

  2. Wessex Road, Bourne End.
    Improve fish and eel passage by removing baffles. Estimated cost 21,000.

  3. The Courtyard, Furlong Road, Bourne End.
    Possible removal of weir or modify to improve fish passage. Estimated cost 21,000.

  4. Millside, Bourne End.
    Aim to remove or modify weir as well as improvements to river bed topography. Estimated cost 21,000.

  5. Soho Mills Industrial Estate, Wooburn.
    Fish pass seems to work reasonably well but aim ultimately to remove the weir. Estimated cost 21,000.

Projects Map
Wessex Road
Soho Mills Ind Estate