We have today (18/11/2014) begun the regular surveying of the Rye Brook for signs of riverfly and other species. This assessment is a good barometer of the health of the river and is essential evidence to prove to the Environment Agency that we are improving the river for the Water Framework Directive.
Regular monitoring will take place and it is gratifying to see from the results that the work we have been doing on the Rye Meadows stretch is showing better results than elsewhere. This shows the work we have been doing to improve the flow, let light into the river and restore meanders and pools is having a beneficial effect.
For the November 2014 results following this link. Results for 18/11/14
Nigel Bond has drawn up a very detailed plan of the Rye Meadows and Rye Brook for the RiverSearch Project. Follow link to view this plan.