Catrine bywash upgraded

The long awaited upgrade to the bywash at Catrine Dam was completed a couple of weeks ago just in time for the anticipated smolt run. This new bywash will function along with the old one that didn’t appear to be particularly attractive to smolts migrating downstream in anything but low flows. The newly completed bywash intake at the lade in Catrine Hopefully now there will be adequate opportunities for smolts to leave the lade and prevent the backs ups we’ve seen since 2017 when the hydro scheme was first commissioned. Ayrshire Rivers Trust and the Board worked tirelessly to bring about…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Catrine bywash upgraded