The cost of hydro

As if the situation with hydro abstraction on the Spey wasn’t bad enough Envirocentre Spey Abstractions 2021 Report a visit to Spey Dam yesterday to check how the sediment abstraction above the dam was progressing highlighted yet another impact of hydro dams. Sediment builds up behind every dam, this being one of the main reasons for abandonment or removal, but it may be particularly bad in the case of Spey Dam as it was located to capture the flows coming down the Markie Burn. The Markie is a steep and torrential Spey tributary which drains from a big corrie to…

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