Conserving River Whitewater

The Angling Trust team was out hard at work on a Sunday in March, conserving the River Whitewater.

Just downstream of Greywell Mill, along the boardwalk, the team were building natural deflectors with spindles woven into wooden posts. This will help narrow this section of the river, creating faster flow and a deeper channel.

They will aid generation of reed beds for riverfly larvae and scour pools for trout and other fish in this precious chalkstream.

These natural structures will also help to reduce scour and erosion of the bank, caused by dog activity from digging and jumping in and out of the river.