Riverbank protection underway at 2nd site
A team from River Tweed Commission have been electro-fishing (or ‘electric fishing’) in front of Site 2 to catch and remove fish. For their protection, they are then replaced in the river downstream and prevented from returning to the work site by simple hay bale ‘fish barriers’.
This then allowed the contractors to move in with the heavy machinery to install root wads.
A number of vertical posts have also now been sunk into the riverbed.
As with Site 1, cobble material is being tipped over the root wads and boulders to fill any voids and to provide additional stability.
The cobble material is being gathered from the riverbed slightly upstream, thereby reducing transport costs and making use of local materials.