Fish moved from Abbey Fields Lake in Kenilworth as safety measure - The Leamington Observer

Fish moved from Abbey Fields Lake in Kenilworth as safety measure

LESSONS have been learnt following last year’s heatwave as fish from Abbey Fields Lake in Kenilworth have been moved as a safety measure.

Warwick District Council decided to move the fish from the lake as a precaution following the recent dry weather and the dropping of the water levels.

The fish have been moved to a local fishery.

The move follows the loss of a large number of fish from the lake last summer following a spell of intense heat and drought conditions. The surviving fish were transported to a local fishery following permission from the Environment Agency.

WDC spokesperson Coun Will Roberts said: “Though by no means as extreme as last year the warm weather in June and lack of significant rainfall has meant that we needed to act now to mitigate against any further reduction in water levels caused by climate change.

“We are however pleased to report that the water quality remains good and by keeping fish numbers low it will ensure that the overall health of the lake is maintained.”

WDC will continue to monitor the lake, together with the Friends of Abbey Fields and other interest groups and partners.

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