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Heavy rain fall creates unfavourable river conditions

The recent, seemingly relentless, rains have filled the river and weir pool, significantly reducing the ‘drop’ a the hydro from its usual height of 1.7m to under a metre.

River conditions are such that significant volumes of water are now flowing over the weir between the hydro island and the lock – an unusual sight after the reconfiguring of the weirs in the area that took place when the hydro was installed.

Although there is a fast flow to the river, we need need both flow – and a sufficient drop in the river – for the hydro to generate. We hope that that the rain eases and waters subside soon to enable us to start generating again.

Raging water flowing over weir C and into the weir pool just down stream from Osney Lock Hydro
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