Water a way to make cash - river power plans unveiled

The River Don is set to be used to generate electricity as part of a £1.7 million scheme.

Renewable power generated from the hydro-electric power will be sold the National Grid and profits ploughed back into maintaining the town’s 200-year-old network of rivers and canals.

British Waterways is setting up the initiative with Small Hydro Company, which will see a generator alongside a structure which will allow fish and canoes to pass on the river at Sprotbrough Falls.