On the 29th May 2018, NRW, will begin the removal of Merthyr Vale Weir. This will reduce the flood risk to the area and will provide greater development opportunities. NRW will also ensure that flood risk is not increased elsewhere by the work.
The weir at Merthyr Vale is a barrier to fish that migrate up the River Taff to spawn and produce juvenile fish, which helps boost stocks.
NRW will demolish the weir and remove the obstruction which will also improve angling opportunities by enhancing the quality and availability of fish in the river.
Over the last 15 years, NRW and their partners have invested millions of pounds to improve river habitats so they can support greater populations of native fish such as salmon, trout, eels and bullheads and improve the Ecological Status of the Taff under the Water Frame Work Directive.
The weir is the last remaining significant barrier and last impediment to realising the benefits of the work completed to date.
The work will begin on 29th May 2018 and take about 12 weeks to complete