A quick look at the River Dearne
A quick look at the River Dearne. Starting at Birds Edge just In West Yorkshire (1,076 ft) above sea level and ending in the river Don 32 miles later near Conisbrough South Yorkshire.
River Dearne In Flood
coal mining and the river 80s
It was not until 1979 that all the rivers industrial companies discharges were redirected to the treatment works, although this did not eliminate the rivers problems Land contaminated by years of spillage continued to leach mothproofing agents into the river and it was almost 10 years before thr river began to show a measurable amount of success.
As part of a full assessment of flood risks caused by the River Don and its tributaries, the River Dearne Improvement Scheme was implemented,work started in 1963 and finalized in 1973. It was recognized that simple enlargement of the river channel would not provide a satisfactory solution, as it would just move the problem to the Don, and therefore a series of washlands were created
Surprisingly most of the River Dearne is free fishing [ with landowners consent where appropriate }
Barbel record for the river Dearne is 15 1b 4 oz with lager fish reported.
See the river Dearne page for more information http://www.riverangler.co.uk/river-dearne
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