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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

The water level in Chasewater reservoir will start to lower in January 2010 to allow the works on the dam to take place. Lowering the water level will expose large areas of deep mud and, whilst the surrounding country park will remain open during the works, we will be reminding all visitors of the dangers of […]

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Dam works update – November

After Christmas a programme of essential improvement works to Chasewater’s dam will get underway. The multi-million pound works will help make the reservoir safe for years to come, and will help to protect it from heavy rainfall and erosion. When will we start work? We expect to start lowering the water level in January, so […]

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Chasewater dam was built in 1799 and standards for the safety of dams, and our understanding of how dams operate, has improved considerably since then. We need to make sure that Chasewater meets current safety standards, so that it remains safe in years to come. The work will also make sure that:  - in the event of a […]

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Chasewater is home to a number of protected species of animals and plants, and some of the works will need to be completed in a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  So to make sure we protect local wildlife during the works, we’ve carried out loads of surveys. So far we’ve counted bats, fish, white clawed […]

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