Statutory guidance

SR2015 No.30: temporary diversion of a main river

SR2015 number 30: temporary diversion of a main river.

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SR2015 No.30: Temporary diversion of a main river

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Generic Risk Assessment for SR2015 No.30: Temporary diversion of a main river

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Details

When referred to in an environmental permit, these rules will allow the operator to install a temporary structure to block the watercourse and divert the flow of water for a period of no more than 4 weeks. The watercourse shall be no wider than 8 metres.

These rules do not allow the diversion of a tidal watercourse and should not be carried out within 8 metres of flood defences, within 50 metres of a manmade structure located in under or over the river.

The activities shall be undertaken outside of the relevant fish breeding season.

Published 6 April 2016