The first spate in May takes the smolts away

Total rainfall so far in May is just 2.4 mm (recorded in the middle reaches of the Ayr catchment). April had a total of 16.6 mm. Since the 18th March we’ve had a total of 24.9 mm or just over 1″ of rain. This isn’t good news for smolts that are assisted by a spates or at least a decent flow to help them downstream. Non stop smolts were passing the camera wherever I dropped it. The River Ayr is currently flowing with less than 1 cubic metre per second through Catrine. The fish pass at Catrine takes 0.5 cubic…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – The first spate in May takes the smolts away