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Västernorrland

Moälven and Hemlingsån with tributaries

Moälven

About

The Moälven is a richly varied forest river, with only a small impact from hydropower development, which winds its way between river lakes, seals, rapids and falls to the mouth of Örnsköldsvik. The Moälven has a steady presence of otters in the tributaries. In addition, freshwater pearl mussels occur in several places in the water system. The geoscientific protection values are above all concentrated in the areas around Myckelgensjö and Seltjärn with the ice rim delta, elongated meanders, sausage lakes, dike-shaped mud deposits and steep nip beaches.

Actions in the Moälven

C1 Restoration of watercourses
C2 Construction of spawning grounds
C3 Wetland restoration
C4 Restore habitat for scapania species

C5 ​Remediate 21 Obstructing Road Drums
C6 Remove 4 obstructing dams
C7 Reinforcement of the freshwater pearl mussel population

C8 Develop a management plan with all FVOs within the Moälven

Conservation plan

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Hemlingsån

About

Hemlingsån is a river system with high natural values. The river is a forest stream that flows into Gideålven in Hemling. The Hemlingsån's course is varied with shorter rapids, alternating with seal sections and lakes. By Swedish standards, the river system is relatively unaffected by exploitation, but has previously been used as a waterway and raft cleaning has been carried out on certain sections. The surroundings around the river are dominated by woodland and marshland, several of which have high natural qualities. During the winter, you often see traces of otters, and it is precisely to protect the otter's habitat that the water system is protected. In the Hemlingsån, some river pearl mussels have been determined to be around 150 years old.

Measures in Hemlingsån

C1 Restoration of watercourses
C2 Construction of spawning grounds
C3 Wetland restoration
C4 Restore habitat for scapania species

C5 ​Remediate 4 Obstructing Road Drums
C6 Remove 3 obstructing dams
C7 Reinforcement of the freshwater pearl mussel population

Conservation plan

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Right now in Västernorrland

The drum change

During the 2023 field season, at least one drum change is planned in Moälven.

Dialogue & consultation

Consultations regarding the Torrvattnet dam and the Gafsele dam are expected to take place in the spring/early summer of 2023.

Permits

The consultation documents for the permit application regarding Torrvattnet's dam have been completed and sent to the County Administrative Board. When comments have been received, the updated document is sent out to those concerned in the area, authorities and organisations. We expect this to happen in February.

 

For questions about measures on and in connection with Torrvattnet's dam, please contactMark Jamiesonor
Fredrik Schaerström

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