Weir on Hucava River
Removal process in detail: The above-ground part of the weir will be demolished. Only the concrete foundation necessary for weir stabilisation will be left. Below the weir, scour hole will be preserved as a valuable habitat for fish. Sediments from the riverbed above the weir will be moved and placed downstream into the existing bank cavity without further technical stabilisation; natural hydromorphological processes of the river will ensure its modelling into a natural shape. Riparian vegetation strengthens the banks with its root system, therefore we recommend not to remove it.
Weir removal will support a free flow of aquatic organisms and sediments, which directly increases the natural riverine processes, river biodiversity and creates favourable conditions especiall for natural fish population.