Unlocking the Severn – Lincomb


Unlocking the Severn was a huge-scale river project, restoring connectivity for migratory fish on the UK’s longest river and engaging millions of people with the fascinating natural, cultural, and industrial heritage of the Severn.

Lincomb is the final fish pass that shad swim through on their way upriver. It is a deep vertical slot fish pass similar to Diglis. Work started in January 2020 with site set-up and then piling through the spring. Unfortunately, not all the piles could be driven to the desired depth due to challenging ground conditions. Engineering re-assessment was needed and a solution was developed to install a series of temporary props to span the fish pass and support the piles on either side until the concrete base had been installed. Then fish pass at Lincomb was completed in June 2021.

This project took place in various locations, please read Unlocking the Severn (Diglis) for the detailed project breakdown.

Start date: August 2016
Completion date: August 2016
Type: Children & Young People, Community Outreach, Fish Passage, Skills Development, Volunteers

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