River Rother Water levels

The Environment Agency has issued two reports as follows:

(1) River Rother Structures Assessment Report - click here to download the report to your device

The River Rother is located in the South Downs National Park and the River Lod is a tributary. There are a number of identified structures through the catchment that are creating obstacles for fish passage and impacting the WFD status. This project aims to carry out a geomorphology assessment to identify the impact of the interventions proposed by the Arun and Rother Adaptation Study (ARAS) on each structure on geomorphological characteristics. 

(2) Technical Note - Fluvial Audit at Stedham Mill - click here to download a copy of the report to your device

Stedham Mill is situated on the River Rother at Stedham in West Sussex, a village between Petersfield and Midhurst. It is one of 12 structures within the Western Rother catchment being investigated for potential removal or modification to meet WFD objectives, reinstate natural processes and improve fish passage. The Stedham Mill structures are considered particularly complex and concerns have been raised about the amount of sediment trapped on the bed upstream of the weir. A site-specific fluvial audit has therefore been requested to inform the decision making regarding the future management of the associated structures.

A representative of the Environment Agency will be attending the next Stedham with Iping Parish Council Meeting on 9th September starting at 7:00pm in the Stedham Memorial Hall, when there will be the opportunity to make comments and ask questions.