Wensum Breach and its Management

This week we learn about a bank breach on the river between Quest and Bintree. This first occurred as far back as November 2020, when we had the deluge of rainfall and much of the Wensum flood plain flooded. However this isn’t the floodplain working as designed, but a breach of the Main River flood…

Citizen Scientists gain accreditation on the River Wensum at Swanton Morley

On Saturday 24th July 2021 seven individuals including local anglers and conservationists were successfully trained in the safe methods of collecting freshwater invertebrates from the bed of a watercourse as part of the Riverfly Partnership project (https://www.riverflies.org). The individuals had previously achieved to a competent standard a certificate of achievement from an online theoretical course…

Wensum update March 2021

Click to view Wensum Storymap Wensum Catchment Partnership (WCP) Communications  Dear Stakeholder, The Wensum Catchment Partnership (WCP) is writing to all of the interested Wensum stakeholders with an update on Catchment Partnership actions. Our Steer Group has now held two meetings, with representation from Norfolk Rivers Trust, Environment Agency, BASG, Natural England, Anglian Water, Upper…

Wensum Survey Report 2019

After some lengthy discussions with the EA we finally have a more detailed fisheries report on the health of the river Wensum and it’s fish stock. Many thanks to Jeff Compton and team for pulling this together. River-Wensum-2019-report-2 Jeff Compton Bsc Msc Environment Monitoring officer (A&R) Fish East Anglia Environment Agency, Dragonfly House, 2 Gilders…