Don Upper Operational Catchment

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    The Upper Don catchment includes semi rural areas north of Sheffield to the edges of the city. The main tributaries include Scout Dyke, Little Don, Ewden Beck, River Loxley and Rivelin. It is heavily impounded with 23 reservoirs. There are key potential salmon spawning grounds. Improving fish passage at weirs downstream will create a route for migratory fish. Achieving this aim will require action by many organisations over many years. The reservoirs have created recreational opportunities including boating, fishing and walking. There are several safeguard zones in Peak District moorland areas that aim to protect sources of drinking water.

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