Friday, 3 June 2011

Another River Kennet hazard removed above Barbel Bar weir

At the behest of the Environment Agency, an old cattle feeder that had been sitting in the River Kennet above the weir at Barbel Bar for over a year has been removed by the Caversham-based Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Water Rescue Unit.

Low water levels made it an easy task to cross the river, which is currently only just chest deep in the center of the channel.

The cattle feeder cage is removed to the bank river right by the RBFRS WRU...

...who then demonstrated just how low the water level is by walking back up the weir face.  When the weir at Barbel Bar is at this level... equates to an Environment Agency river level reading like this.