Farmer fined for redirecting river into hydropower scheme

A Welsh farmer has been forced to pay nearly £2,000 for unlawfully redirecting a river into his hydroelectric system

A Welsh farmer has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 for illegally redirecting a river into his hydroelectric system during periods of low flow.

Endaf Morris was sentenced at Mold Magistrates on 29 June for modifying the weir at Afon Nant Fact at Gydros, Cerrig y Drudion.

The regulator, Natural Resources Wales (NRW), said this left only a “trickle” of water to travel a depleted 1.2km stretch of the River Nant Fach during dry conditions in May 2015.

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