FISH have been rescued from the River Teme in Herefordshire this week due to very low water levels following dry weather.

The Environment Agency spent several days rescuing fish from the river upstream at Leintwardine where it had run dry in many places.

It is an area prone to drying up when there has been little rain. Fish have been moved downstream and once the water comes back they will steadily flow back up and repopulate again.

The river level was recorded at 0.3m on Tuesday this week – below normal for the location.

Dave Throup, from the Environment Agency, tweeted a photo of the dried-up river on Sunday and said: "The not-so-mighty River Teme at Leintwardine this afternoon. Could do with a drop of rain."

He said salmon, trout and native crayfish had been rescued today from the River Redlake in Shropshire and the River Teme.

Chris Bainger, the agency's fisheries technical specialist for Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, added: "The end of very busy long weekend for our dedicated fisheries team rescuing many fish from the Teme and Redlake where the rivers have run dry."