Anglian Water are planning to install brand new eel screens at their Offord D’Arcy site as part of work across the region to protect endangered species. This scheme is part of a £3.2million investment into new eel screens which will be installed on the River Great Ouse.
The European eel is now classed as critically endangered after a 95 per cent decline in population over the last 25 years.
Eels spend their early years in rivers across Europe before migrating to the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic to spawn. The spawn is then thought to use the Gulf Stream to return to our rivers, by which time they have developed into very small glassed eels. To ensure the safety of the public and workforce during this work, Anglian Water will put in place a temporary footpath closure on the Ouse Valley Way. This will be in place for approximately 13 weeks. This diversion route will be signposted at all times, please see plan attached. Exact commencement dates will be confirmed nearer the time. The majority of the work will be located within the site boundary so there will be little disruption to the community. Although You may notice increased amounts of construction traffic going to and from the site when the work commences.

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