Envirocentre Spey Abstractions Report 2021

The River Spey is a designated Special Area of Conservation for a range of species, including Scotland’s iconic wild Atlantic salmon – a species under threat, which is considered by many to be in crisis. The Spey Fishery Board (SFB) is calling for a reduction in the volumes of water artificially diverted from the river’s catchment to generate hydro-electricity and the re-watering of some of the Spey’s tributaries. This follows the publication of an independent report, produced for the SFB by EnviroCentre Ltd, on the extent of water abstractions and transfers from the Spey and their impact on the groundwater…

Source: Spey Fishery Board – Envirocentre Spey Abstractions Report 2021