Afon Bach Conwy, Llanrwst

Town: Llanrwst

River Name: Afon Bach Conwy

River Basin: Dee

County: Wales

Author: Paul Gaskell

NGR: SH8050061500

The WTT were consulted on the current condition and the prospects for improvements to habitats impacted by a controversial flood prevention scheme in Llanrwst, in the Western Wales River Basin District.

It will not be possible to return all of the ecological status to what was previously an important sea-trout spawning tributary. Instead, through independent assessment, guidance and practical proposals, it is hoped that at least a proportional improvement above current conditions can be achieved. By tying the recommendations for the tributary sections impacted by the new flood scheme to advice that will benefit the main river, we hope to gain the best chance of limiting impacts on the wider system. This approach also aims to maximise the benefits that already appear to be accruing from works to block moorland drains at the head of the catchment.

A much more detailed assessment of issues faced by the River is provided in this Advisory Visit report.

See also the Trout in the Town blog — click here.