Photographer's Note

As part of the regeneration programme along the river Lagan in Belfast the Lagan Lookout is a weir that was compleated in 1994. A series of massive steel barriers are lifted as the tide goes out keeping the river at an artifial constant level.Before being built when the tide went out it left a series of mud flats that were very unsightly and produced a very pungent smell in that part of the city.
With the completion of the weir and extensive dredging the quality of the water has improved dramatically and a marked increase in wildlife has been noted further upstream as a result.

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Additional Photos by Arthur Butcher (Kugart) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 0 N: 536] (1778)
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