Environment Officers investigate pollution incident in Wepre Brook
Environment Officers from Natural Resources Wales have been out investigating the source of silt pollution in Wepre Brook, Connahs Quay, today.
Officers say silt can harm wildlife in rivers and have long-lasting effects on fish spawning grounds as it smothers the gravel in which fish lay their eggs.
There are no reports of fish having been killed in this incident.
Wepre Brook runs through the Wepre Park and into the Dee, which is one of Wales’ most important fishing rivers and an important source of water. However, there is no known effect on water quality in the Dee.
There’s been no reported effect to water quality in the Dee in this latest incident.
Back in April Environment Officers investigated incidents at Wepre Brook in Connah’s Quay and Alltami Brook.
Nearly two miles of watercourses had been affected by silt.
Anthony Randles, Environment Team Leader for NRW, said:
“Our initial assessments show no signs of dead fish or fish in distress and we expect the situation to gradually improve in the next couple of days.
“We would appreciate people reporting any pollution they see in this brook, or any other stream or river, to our incident hotline on 03000 65 3000.”
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