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Title: Enhancing the River Otter
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency booklet highlights enhancements on the River Otter. Records show that the River Otter in East Devon once had a healthy run of migratory salmonids (salmon and sea trout). The prime spawning areas in the River Otter are currently above Monkton, between Honiston and Upottery. Fish can only reach this far upstream when the river is in spate. A major weir at Tripton St John obstructs fish movement in all but high flows, and Tracey Weir, to the north of Honiton is also an obstacle. The last barrier on the Otter before Monkton is Langford Weir. This weir has a baulk fish pass, a timber pass placed at an angle to river flow, but the weir can still inhibit fish migration. Barriers are considered to be partial obstructions and do not present the same degree of difficulty as Otterton before the fish pass was built.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: RiversWildlifeFish passesWater mills
Geographic Keywords: Otter (river, Devon)East Devon catchmentOtterton
Extent: n.p. [12]
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