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Tumbling Bay Weir Repair – Pictorial Report

Published on: 3 May, 2020
Updated on: 5 May, 2020

The temporary dam by the gap left by the collapsed weir. Photo Mike Bennett

The Tumbling Bay Weir repair is proving more difficult than many envisaged. Even if the technical issues were not complicated enough there are still unresolved issues of ownership and financial responsibility.

In the meantime, businesses and organisations that rely on river access are suffering and worried about the longer-term effects.

Mark Insoll’s excellent video work shows the current phase of the £500,000+ repair project underway but the full repair could take two years.

See also: Dragon Interview: Weir Repair Will Take Two Years, Farncombe Boat House Family Tells of ‘Devastating’ Effect of Weir Collapse and ‘Official Silence’ and further weir articles here.

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